Sexuality Programs & Resources: Multiple Sclerosis

“Intimacy and Multiple Sclerosis”

The Cleveland Clinic Department of Patient Education and Health Information

 

Format             Web Article   

 

This article discusses various issues regarding intimacy and multiple sclerosis, including primary, secondary, and tertiary sexual effects, as well as the importance of communication with one’s partner and health care professional.

 

Contact URL  http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/3200/3292.asp?index=11276

 

Contact Agency      

The Cleveland Clinic

Department of Patient Education and Health Information

9500 Euclid Ave. NA31

Cleveland, OH 44195 

healthl@ccf.org         

216-444-3771 or 800-223-2273 ext.43771

 

“MS and Intimacy” by Tanya Radford, 2005

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society     

 

Format             Online Brochure                   

 

This brochure discusses:  intimacy, the challenges of multiple sclerosis, useful suggestions even if MS is not the source of sexual problems,  the importance of communicating with one’s partner and doctor about sexual difficulties, how a person with MS should become educated on how MS can affect sexuality,  the importance of getting assessments of one’s medical condition as well as sexual function,  how to manage sexual problems, how to shift from being a caregiver to a lover, the importance of rediscovering one’s body, and sexual effects of MS.

 

Contact URL  http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Brochures-MSandIntimacy.asp

 

Contact Agency      

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

733 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10017

1-800-FIGHT-MS

(1-800-344-4867)

 

 

“Multiple Sclerosis and Sexuality”

MS Means website    

 

Format             Online Article

 

While MS Means has been designed to highlight issues pertaining to Canadian women and men with multiple sclerosis, it can be useful for anyone dealing with MS in their lives in Canada and around the world, or simply interested in learning more about MS. The web pages are about self-discovery in learning to cope with MS. “Multiple Sclerosis and Sexuality” discusses Sexual Changes due to MS and how these changes affect the person with MS emotionally, and lists online MS sexuality resources.

 

Contact URL  http://www.msmeans.ca/mssex.html

 

Contact Name                 

Carolyne Means                 

carolyne@msmeans.ca

 

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation (MSIF)     

 

Format             Webpages

 

The webpages at the MSIF’s website discuss sexuality and MS in terms of: relationships, sexual changes due to MS, indirect factorslifestyle issues,  and issues relating specifically to women and men.

 

Contact URL  http://www.msif.org

 

Contact Agency      

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation

3rd Floor Skyline House
200 Union Street
London
SE1 0LX

info@msif.org

Tel:+44 (0) 20 7620 1911

Fax:+44 (0) 20 7620 1922