What is The Sexual Advice Association?
The Sexual Advice Association is a charitable organisation, to help improve the sexual health and wellbeing of men and women and to raise awareness of the extent to which sexual conditions affect the general population.
When was The Association set up?
The Association was formed on 4 July 1995 and was given charitable status in June 1996. Registered Charity Number 1104691.
What is The Association’s mission?
The Sexual Advice Association, as the only national patient association of its kind, is committed to helping and supporting people, and partners of people, with all forms of sexual problems by:
- Raising awareness to sexual functioning and wellbeing
- Providing information and education on male and female sexual problems
How is The Association funded?
The Association is funded by educational grants, donations and friends' subscriptions.
The Association is a non-profit making organisation and does not recommend the use of any one particular treatment, but puts people in contact with specialists around the country.
Chair and Board of Trustees
Dr Graham Jackson,
Chairman and Consultant Cardiologist,
Mr David Ralph,
Vice Chairman and Consultant Urologist,
Mrs Tricia Barnes,
TBA Practice, London W1
Mrs Lorraine Grover,
Therapist in Sexual Wellbeing
The Prostate Centre,
London and Buckinghamshire
Professor Kevan Wylie,
Consultant in Sexual Medicine,
Dr John Davies,
GP with special interest in men's sexual health,
Professor Margaret Rees,
Reader in Reproductive Medicine, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant in Medical Gynaecology, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow
Sexual Health Advisor and Relationship Psychologist
Why is a Helpline (020 7486 7262) needed?
Often people feel unable to discuss a sexual condition with their family doctor. In the UK 18% of sexually active men have ED and 33.7% of women lack sexual interest in a survey published in 2008. However only about a quarter of men and women seek help from a health professional.
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The Sexual Advice Association Helpline is professionally staffed and open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence. The Association has received thousands of calls from sufferers, their partners and the medical profession. Many of the sufferers who called are now receiving appropriate treatment.
What information do you have available?
Callers to the Helpline can request general information on the causes and treatment of sexual problems and a list of specialists in their area. Callers can also receive information related to specific enquiries and a wide range of fact sheets are available in a downloadable format from this site.Booklets available on line include: Sex and the Heart; Sex and Diabetes and Sex and the Prostate; and details of Schedule 2 - the Department of Health restrictions on treatments for erectile dysfunction.
What about long term support for sufferers?
The Association runs a programme called "Friends of the Sexual Advice Association". Friends receive up-to-date information on sexual dysfunction. Friendship works both ways as the subscriptions not only help fund the Helpline but also provide literature and information to sufferers, their partners and the medical profession.
Any personal details you supply to The Sexual Advice Association will remain private and confidential. We will never sell, rent, barter or share your personal details in any way with any other company. We will not share your e-mail or mailing address with any third party. All data collected is for our internal use only.
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