cyber sex education AND Cyber sex counseling from a GOVERNMENT-QUALIFIED urological personal website
（Division of Urology, Department of Surgery,Chimei Foundation Hospital）
Purpose: To explore the possible role in sex education from the award-winning personal urological website.
Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study. The personal urological website consecutively won the award in the annual health information-qualified contest under the auspices of the Department of Health. The written language used in the website was Chinese (complex characters) but no such limitations in the e-mail part. The contents of questions and answers including e-mail were analyzed.
Results: This was the first government-qualified urological website in Taiwan. A total 352 questions were collected up to January 2006. Most of the questions(303/352) were inquiring sex related problems including contraception and infertility. One sixth(59/352) were not asked for the people themselves but for their related individuals, such as homefolk or the sexual partner and second opinion-like questions were included.
Conclusions: In the computerized medical environment, internet could be a way or a trend for counseling and education in sex medicine. From a government-qualified website, the internet users can then be directed to high-quality websites to allow them to educate themselves and to help them avoid misleading. Sex medicine knowledge could be obtained through this cyber environment. Urologists are encouraged to be aware of the need to familiarize with internet urological knowledge. Further research with a longer follow-up is warranted to clarify this role and relationship.
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Chih-Cheng Lu, MD.,
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery,
Chimei Foundation Hospital, Liouying
201,Taikang Village, Liouying Township, Tainan County, Taiwan
Fax: 06-6226999 ext. 77610