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The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (IPM) trains doctors and related health professionals who see patients with psychosexual dysfunction presenting in their normal practice.     
  • Train to help people with a range of sexual difficulties   
  • Learn skills to help you in all areas of your practice     
  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications

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Seminar Leader Laura Jarvis explains why she followed the IPM training path and the benefits she has found in her day-to-day work. 



Training with the IPM has massively enhanced my day to day work as a pelvic health physiotherapist. It is a very different way of learning from training I had done before and initially felt incredibly challenging. However, even from the start, every seminar group session I attended offered brilliant peer support, different perspectives on the work and developed my practice. Now for both my psychosexual patients and my wider patient group I am more alert to the elements that aren’t being talked about and have the confidence to give patients time and space to explore these.

- Carolyn Lindsay, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

As a Clinical Scientist I have found both the Introduction Course and Diploma Seminars invaluable in supporting patient care. The IPM’s approach has supported my understanding of psychosexual medicine and has helped countless patients in my everyday practice!

- Stuart Long, Clinical Scientist in Andrology

The skills I have gained through IPM training help me on a daily basis in consultations with every type of patient.

- Practitioner

I was surprised how quickly it has changed the way I approach consultations!

- Introductory Training Course Attendee

Doing the IPM training has been one of the best decisions I have made in my career. The seminars provided an opportunity to become immersed in a patient's story and through it learn about human sexual experience, as well as to explore one's own feelings and approach to these consultations. During the seminars, I really enjoyed getting to know other clinicians from other walks of medical life, and sharing cases and thoughts with them. Overall, I feel that the IPM training has made me a better, more reflective, more holistic doctor. The patients that I see through my psychosexual work are diverse, fascinating and unique. It is hugely rewarding to be an psychosexual practitioner.

- Speciality Doctor in Gynaecology, MIPM



If you are experiencing concerns or sexual difficulties, you may wish to talk to an IPM trained specialist.  Here you will find a list of IPM trained specialists: doctors or allied health professionals who work in areas in which patients often present with worries about sexual difficulties.  


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A Training Day for Members interested in becoming Introductory Training Course Leaders.  Open to those who have held the MIPM qualification for 2 years or more. Read more

Leaders Workshop 1.30pm - 4.45pm Read more


Submit a poster for the ASM 24!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5pm Wednesday 31st January 2024 We are excited to announce that we will be presenting posters from our members at the ASM and we would like you to submit an abstract to put... Read More