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Sexuality and reproductive health in adults with spinal cord injury: what you should know a guide for people CONSUMER GUIDE: with spinal cord injury

Résumé Foreword: In developing this guide, we have maintained the belief that all people who want to be sexually active after spinal cord injury (SCI) should have the knowledge they need to make that decision and be comfortable with their sex life whatever their level of injury. In addition, we believe that a person who has experienced spinal cord injury has the right to receive the most up-to-date information about how SCI affects sexuality and sexual function. Providing that information to people with SCI and their partners has been our goal in writing this consumer guide. Although this guide discusses many of the physical aspects of sexuality after injury, we also realize that emotional, psychological, and relationship issues are just as important. Such issues as body image, communication, and self-esteem play a pivotal role in how we express our sexuality. Feeling sad, stressful, and alone after an injury is understandable. For some individuals, the emotional issues after SCI are short-lived; for others these feelings can last for many years and can be emotionally painful and hamper relationships or satisfying sexual experiences. It is important to recognize these feelings to begin to work through them and seek support if needed. Becoming sexually active and enjoying sex after SCI may take time and practice. For many people, regaining courage and confidence is the first step to becoming involved in a relationship that may lead to physical and emotional intimacy. This means feeling like a person who is important, worthwhile, and has something to offer to another person. For all people, feeling good about yourself is the foundation for a positive and healthy sexual experience. It is important to remember, however, that a satisfying sexual experience is the goal and may take time and practice after injury. Throughout this guide, you will often read how important it is to be open to new experiences after an injury and to try new ways of receiving and giving sexual pleasure. To accomplish this, it is important to understand how your body works after injury. In a relationship, it is also important to be able to share your feelings and yourself with someone that you care about. It is our hope that this guide will answer some of your questions about sexuality after SCI. Ultimately, what you do with this knowledge and whether you chose to be sexually active is your decision.
AuteursStanley H Ducharme, Caryn Cohen, John Bollinger, Fred Cowell, Charlie Croteau et collaborateurs
Titre de revue/journal, volume et numéroConsortium for Spinal cord Medicine- Clinical practice guidelines
Langue de la publication et/ou de traductionAnglais (langue d’origine)
Année de parution2012
Institutions affiliéesParalyzed Veterans of America ; Boston Medical Center Boston University School of Medicine
Lien vers la publicationhttps://pva.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/sexuality-consumer-cpg-2012.pdf
Type d’accès à la publicationGratuit
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