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Sexuality and Fertility: Kidney School Module 11

Sexuality and Fertility: Kidney School Module 11

Sexuality and Fertility: Kidney School Module 11

Dori Schatell, MS
Dori Schatell, MS
on behalf of Medical Education Institute

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Launch date: 06 Oct 2017

Expiry Date: 30 Sep 2018

Last updated: 23 Jul 2018

Reference: 184910

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Module 11 of Kidney School provides information about how chronic kidney disease affects sexuality and fertility in both men and women. This module offers tips and suggestions that may help patients address the issue of intimacy in their relationships. There's also a special section about how to approach the unique needs of children/adolescents with chronic kidney disease.

The purpose of Kidney School Continuing Education courses is to enable the learner to better understand the medical and psychosocial impacts of end stage renal disease, as well as patients’ experience of coping with this chronic condition.


Describe the potential impact of kidney failure on body image.
Kidney disease and body image
• Skin changes
• Ammonia breath
• Hair changes
• Weight loss or gain
• Surgical scars
Identify conditions and medications that may affect male or female sexuality.
Male sexuality
• Erectile dysfunction
• Testosterone
• Medication
• Nerve damage and blood flow
• Low libido

Female sexuality
• Medications
• Menopause
• Pain
Explain why pregnancy is high-risk in a woman with kidney failure, and what can be done to increase the chance of having a healthy baby.
Fertility and pregnancy
• Pregnancy with transplant
• Pregnancy with HD
• Pregnancy with PD
Dori Schatell, MS

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Dori Schatell, MS
on behalf of Medical Education Institute

Medical Education Institute, Inc. Executive Director, Dori Schatell has a passionate commitment to patient self-management and over 30 years experience in the renal industry. She is the writer/editor of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, booklets, books, fact sheets, and other pieces, as well as a national speaker and policy advocate.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Reference: 0300-010-11

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Additional Contributors

The Kidney School CE Planning Committee members are: Catherine G. Cox, RN, BSN, MS, Dori Schatell, MS, and Beth Witten, MSW, LSCSW.

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