Sexuality after spinal cord injury: A conceptual model based on women's narratives

Short Title:
Sexuality after spinal cord injury: A conceptual model based on women's narratives
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J52175.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2007, vol. 52, issue 1, pp 44-55
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Interviews were conducted with 24 women with spinal cord injury to investigate how women with SCI experience their sexuality. A conceptual model of sexual domains was proposed based on content analysis of the narratives. The proposed domains are: (1) self- versus other focus, (2) genital versus whole-body focus, (3) physical sex versus holistic intimacy, (4) sexuality as a bodily versus mental phenomenon, (5) exuberance versus negativity, and (6) past versus present focus. The domains are defined and illustrated with excerpts from the narratives.
Author(s):
Leibowitz, Ruth Q.; Stanton, Annette L.
Author Address(es):

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