Sexual activities, response and satisfaction in women pre-and post- spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Sexual activities, response and satisfaction in women pre-and post- spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J26379.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1993, vol. 74, issue 10, pp 1025-1029
Publication Website:
Abstract:
The article reports the results of a study examining the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) on the sexual habits and satisfaction of female SCI patients both pre-and post injury. Twenty-five female SCI patients completed an 80 item questionnaire which collected information in areas of sexual adjustment; sexual activities and preferences; sexual desire, arousal, and satisfaction; and sexual abilities. Results of the questionnaire indicated the sexual activity decreased following SCI. The favorite activity prior to injury was intercourse and after injury were kissing, hugging, and touching. While sexual desire and satisfaction decreased after injury, lubrication and orgasm were still achieved at various levels. Seventy-six percent of the respondents reported well sexual adjustment in spite of not receiving sexual information or counseling.
Author(s):
Sipski, M. L.; Alexander, C. J.
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