SEX is a matter of both the mind and the body, so doctors need to see sexual issues as 'multidisciplinary'.
This was the thrust of the keynote address on Saturday on the future of sexual medicine.
Dr John Dean, president of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, who spoke at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine, said sexual medicine is a fairly new discipline.
But he added that it is not just a biomedical discipline.
'We are most comfortable with the biomedical aspects but we must remember that there are other aspects,' he said. These include the psychological and relationship aspects of sexual health.
Sexual medicine is not about disease, said the Briton, a sexual physician in private practice.