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Sex After Spinal Cord Injury

October 22, 2015

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Dermatome map indicates the spinal nerves that control specific sensory areas

A recent update to Wikipedia’s entry on “Sexual Function After Spinal Cord Injury” has created a valuable online resource on the subject. The article is a collaboration of experts in the field of sexuality after SCI, and contains findings from clinical researchers and scholarly input from such sources as the Mayo Clinic and the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Journal of Neurotrauma and Human Reproduction.

The easy-to-understand article begins by exploring how SCI impacts the quality of sexual function, and goes on to cover such subjects as how complete vs, incomplete injury affects sexual ability and satisfaction, how sensation and performance are affected by level of injury, and dissects the difference between psychogenic and reflexogenic responses to sexual situations for both men and women.

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 2.12.06 PMInformative charts, links to other pages and an extensive bibliography offer easy access to additional resources on the subject.

Here is the table of contents: To read the entire article, click here.

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