Sexuality

Sexuality in multiple sclerosis.

Sexuality and partnership have an important influence on the quality of life of every person and also on people with chronic disorders such as multiple sclerosis. The findings in literature show high evidence that people with multiple sclerosis experience high levels of sexual dysfunction, most of them with hypoactive sexual behaviour often associated with dissatisfaction […]

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Teacher beliefs, professional preparation, and practices regarding exceptional students and sexuality education.

Sexuality education, part of the comprehensive school health education component of a Coordinated School Health Program, interests many health educators as well as special education teachers. In this study, Florida special educators reported their beliefs about teaching sexuality education to educable mentally disabled students, the range of sexuality topics they teach, and their professional preparation […]

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Intellectual disability and parenthood.

Parenthood in persons with intellectual disability (ID) is an issue of concern for the family, guardians, and professionals as there are many sentiments and problems involved: financial, technical, medical, legal, and above all moral. People with intellectual, developmental, or other disabilities have feelings, want relationships, and are able to have children also. The attitude of […]

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An evaluation of sex education and information resources and their provision to adults with traumatic brain injury.

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate sex education and information resources developed to address the sexual health concerns of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the means by which agencies have introduced this clinically sensitive program initiative. DESIGN: A process evaluation methodology was used to assess program reach, participant satisfaction, program component usage, and quality of materials. […]

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Knowledge, personal risk and experiences of HIV/AIDS among people with disabilities in Swaziland.

Although there has been research focused on the disabling consequences of HIV/AIDS, there has been very little documented information about HIV/AIDS for individuals with disability prior to infection. There is evidence to suggest that people with disabilities face inequalities in accessing health information and services. The aim of this study was to explore whether disabled […]

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Sexuality in persons with limb amputation: a meaningful discussion of re-integration.

PURPOSE: Rehabilitation professionals do not appear to be sufficiently prepared to deal with the sexual issues of people with a physical disability, although they have recognized the value of discussing them during the rehabilitation process. This commentary argues that the sexuality of people with a disability should be evaluated from the two viewpoints of sexual […]

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Bladder and sexual function among women with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: Genitourinary dysfunction is common in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), yet few studies have evaluated the association between bladder and sexual dysfunction in these women. The aim of this study was to determine factors, including demographic and bladder function, associated with sexual dysfunction in a sample of women with MS. METHODS: One hundred and […]

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Perceptions of HIV/AIDS by deaf gay men.

Deaf gay men represent a subpopulation of the gay male community at particularly high risk for HIV/AIDS due to numerous barriers including language, stigma, and inequitable access to health services. The participants in this exploratory pilot study (N = 5) struggled with the ongoing threat of HIV infection and the pervasive nature of AIDS-related debilitation, […]

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Sexual responsiveness in women with spinal cord injuries: differential effects of anxiety-eliciting stimulation.

Sexual dysfunction is a common problem in women after spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Recently, the use of anxiety-provoking stimulation has been explored as a means of improving sexual responses in able-bodied sexually functional and dysfunctional women. In this laboratory-based study, we assessed the sexual and autonomic responses of women with SCIs with varying degrees of […]

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Factors involved in the ineffective dissemination of sexuality information to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The last 40 years of literature pertaining to sexuality and deaf individuals are reviewed. Current research, which establishes that people who are deaf do not have adequate information on sexuality issues, is examined, as well as some of the factors that play a role in the ineffective dissemination of sexuality information to this population. Parents, […]

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