Sexual Health Physician

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A Sexual Health Physician is a doctor who specialises in the management of sexual problems. The job involves taking histories of sexual behaviours, managing sexually transmitted infections and treating HIV patients, as well as educating patients to demystify sexual transmitted infections and alleviate some of the fear and stigma associated with them.

In order to become a sexual health physician a medical degree is required and at least two years hospital experience as an intern/resident before undertaking a 3 year advanced sexual health training course that will allow applicants to practice as a sexual health physician. Positions in this area of specialisation are available in public hospitals and private practice.