The current urology training lacks education in sexual medicine. This was demonstrated by a nationwide cross-sectional survey among urologists in training, conducted in June 2015. Regardless of the residency year, most of the residents had never attended training about sexual dysfunction (58.–6 %), possessed little knowledge (48.3 %) and reported a clear need for more education (69.4 %). The majority felt not competent in treating patients with sexual dysfunctions after prostate cancer treatment (55.2 %). Time constraints in a consultation (67.1 %) and lack of education (35.3 %) were the most frequently cited barriers. More than half of the residents reported that the program does not provide sufficient education about sexual dysfunction (54.8 %). Consequently, the results of this survey support efforts to improve the urology program regarding education about prostate cancer-related sexual dysfunction.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam

Krouwel, E. M., Grondhuis Palacios, L. A., Putter, H., Pelger, R. C. M., Kloens, G. J., & Elzevier, H. (2016). Urology residency training lacks sufficient education and training to treat sexual dysfunction of prostate cancer patients. Tijdschrift voor Urologie, 6(5), 72–79. doi:10.1007/s13629-016-0126-3