2018 Membership Renewal
Women With Spinal Cord Injury Face Sexual Challenges
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Many women with spinal cord injury continue to have sexual relationships, but they often have problems, especially with desire, lubrication, and orgasm, researchers say.
Their study, recently published as an article in press in Sexual Medicine, reported on the sexual health of 30 women in the Czech Republic who had sustained traumatic spinal cord injuries. Another 30 women without spinal cord injuries acted as a control group.
The women completed a study-specific questionnaire about their current sexual lives. Those with spinal cord injuries also compared their sexual experiences before and after their injury.
Lower sensitivity, spasms, and mobility issues were common problems for the spinal cord injury group.
More details on the study, including the women's preferences and other sexual concerns, are available here.
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