Tens of millions of Americans suffer from debilitating sexual problems. The MAP Education & Research Foundation is dedicated to educating the next generation of healthcare providers that sexual health is more than just biology.
Advertisements constantly tell us "speak to your doctor about your sexual concerns," yet too many physicians are poorly equipped to treat sexual problems beyond prescribing the most current medications.
We motivate, educate, and mentor the next generation of healthcare providers. A Sexual Tipping Point Award Program sponsored by the Foundation grants a certificate and a monetary prize for the best presentation, consistent with the Foundation's mission, that is delivered at an international meeting for professionals and students interested in sexual health. To educate, the Foundation maintains and promotes mapedfund.org to distribute its Sexual Tipping Point® resources free to all health care students or professionals.
Additionally, lectures presented at national and international professional societies as well as articles published in their Journals, familiarize healthcare students and professionals with the Foundation's Sexual Tipping Point® model's biomedical-psychosocial and cultural orientation. Healthcare providers are taught how to rebalance an individual's Mental And Physical factors by using the Foundation's Sexual Tipping Point
® model to diagnose and treat sexual disorders.
Finally, the Foundation's Blog the "Sexual Tipping Point" on the "Psychology Today" website provides similar education for the public at large. These educational efforts are offered by the Foundation for free and are supported by donations.
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD A VIDEO: “Sex Coaching: How The Sexual Tipping Point Model® Helps Optimize The Diagnosis & Treatment Of PE,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, San Francisco, CA, May, 2018.
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2018 AWARD PROGRAM WINNERS
Jennifer Bossio, Ph.D, received a Certificate and a $500 award from the MAP Education & Research Foundation for her presentation to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) in Philadelphia PA. In addition to a certificate, next year's SSTAR winner’s monetary prize for the best presentation at the 2019 SSTAR Annual meeting in Toronto, Canada will be raised to $1000.
Adithya Balasubramanian's (a 3rd year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine) presentation on “Characterization of Patient Attitudes Towards Testicular Prosthesis Placement After Orchiectomy,” was judged the winner by an Award committee consisting of SMSNA members which included Alexander Patuszak, MD ((Program Committee Chair), Daniela Whitman, Ph.D., MSW (Mental Health Committee Chair) and Michael A. Perelman PhD. In addition to a certificate, Adithya received a $1000 monetary prize, which will be offered again next year at the 2019 SMSNA meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.