Sexuality

Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunctions Among Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Lew-Starowicz M, Rola R.  III Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland.  Sex Disabil. 2013 Jun;31(2):141-153. Sexual concerns are known to be common in women suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) but definite data on the prevalence of particular sexual dysfunctions (SD) remain unclear. Previous studies brought inconsistent findings and rely on small […]

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Attitudes and perceptions towards disability and sexuality

Esmail S, Darry K, Walter A, Knupp H.  Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. shaniff.esmail@ualberta.ca.  Disabil Rehabil. 2010;32(14):1148-55. doi: 10.3109/09638280903419277. PURPOSE: To describe current societal perceptions and attitudes towards sexuality and disability and how social stigma differs between individuals living with visible and invisible disabilities. METHOD: A qualitative approach was used […]

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Challenges to providing HIV prevention education to youth with disabilities in South Africa

Rohleder P, Swartz L, Schneider M, Eide AH.  Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Poul.Rohleder@anglia.ac.uk.  Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(8):619-24. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.613512. Epub 2011 Nov 16. PURPOSE: In South Africa, little is known how HIV prevention education is implemented in schools for learners with disabilities. This article reports on findings from a study exploring […]

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Sexuality in young people with physical disabilities: theory and practice

Hardoff D.  Reuth-Open-Door of the Israel Planned Parenthood Association and Adolescent Medicine Services of the Clalit Health Services, Israel.  Georgian Med News. 2012 Sep;(210):23-6. Sexuality and sexual function are important to persons with disabilities just as they are to their able-bodied counterparts, but knowledge about sexual and reproductive health (SRH) among persons with disabilities is […]

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Sex differences in perceived life satisfaction and functional status one year after severe traumatic brain injury

Saban KL, Smith BM, Collins EG, Pape TL. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Feb;20(2):179-86. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2334. SOURCE:  Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA. ksaban@luc.edu AIMS:  The primary aim of this study was to describe and compare perceived life satisfaction and perceived functional motor and cognitive […]

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A comparison of written materials vs. materials and counseling for women with sexual dysfunction and multiple sclerosis.

AIM: Evaluate whether symptoms of vaginal dryness, low libido, less intense or delayed orgasm could be improved in women with multiple sclerosis who took part in an education or education plus counselling programme. BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction, a prevalent symptom in women with multiple sclerosis, can negatively affect quality-of-life. METHODS: Women attending a large multiple sclerosis […]

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Multiple sclerosis, body image, and sexuality.

Janet Hutchinson explores the concept of body image and sexuality in relation to a female client with bladder dysfunction and multiple sclerosis. She also discusses the psychological and social problems that may arise from these problems.

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The sexual partnerships of people with serious mental illness.

We compared the sexualities of people with serious mental illness and the general population using the National Health and Social Life Survey (Laumann et al., 1994) and the Indiana Mental Health Services and HIV Risk Study (Wright, 2003). We investigated whether and how the sexual behaviors and relationships of people with serious mental illness differ […]

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Multiple sclerosis patients with and without sexual dysfunction: are there any differences?

OBJECTIVE: Sexual dysfunction (SD) severely affects the quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study is to investigate the type and frequency of sexual complaints in MS patients, to analyse their relationship to various clinical and psychosocial variables and to clarify the differences between MS patients with and without […]

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Problems of sexual function after spinal cord injury.

Sex is a legitimate and fundamental need in humans. Substantial changes to both the autonomic and somatic nervous system occur after spinal cord injury, and result in altered sexual function and fertility potential. This chapter provides a clinical overview of the main sexual and reproductive concerns and priorities men and women face after spinal cord […]

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