In the Far East, as a social component, sociality put emphasis on getting married and starting a family. However, in most cases, the images of families are heterosexualized. Therefore, reproductive health issues/rights of lesbian females haven’t been noted. In a major survey in 2012, 5.2% of the population in Japan are from sexual minorities. Other says lesbian pregnancies exist but it is impossible to find out the number. In Medical field, knowledge of lesbian pregnancies is insufficient, and the disincentives of pregnancy and needs toward healthcare providers of lesbian females in Japan are not known.
Method: Semi-structured questionnaire was applied via internet. The social, economic, personal and medical disincentives of pregnancy, desire of pregnancy and care needs toward medical services are included. Participants must live in Japan, have Japanese nationality or resident status, are biological woman aged 18 to 49 and self-identified as a lesbian. Period of data collecting was April 18th to September 30th, 2014.
Results: Over 101 answers were received. Participants who desire to pregnancy were 29% with only 4% who made delivery. The social disincentives of pregnancy were the restriction of law toward marriage and fertility treatments, negative comments from parents and friends. In economic issue, assistance payments of fertility treatments from the governments are non-accessible. Lack of knowledge by healthcare providers and hetero-centred perinatal care was the barriers to lesbian pregnancies. Participants believe that doctors, midwives, nurses and co-medicals are unfamiliar with these issues.
Conclusions: Social acceptability improvement and law amendments to marriage and fertility treatments are considered to improve reproductive health/rights of lesbian women. Therefore, training on sexual-minority issues for healthcare providers will lead to improving environment of perinatal care toward lesbian women.
The commonest male ejaculation disorder is Premature Ejaculation (PE). Inhibited or Delayed Ejaculation can be a more challenging condition to assess and treat. This discussion will focus on the diagnosis, investigations and management of ejaculation problems including an overview of the first medication specifically approved for the treatment of PE, dapoxetine, released under the trade name of Priligy™.
According to previous studies, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people report lower levels of mental health relative to heterosexuals. Young LGB people especially suffer from poorer psychological adjustment. However, it remains unclear whether different developmental identity patterns have implications for the psychological adjustment of LGB youths. There is a possibility that the development of sexual orientation identity is related to the better mental health among young LGB people. This study examines whether different patterns of LGB identity formation and integration are associated with psychological adjustment.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a traumatic event that results in a sudden life change that is difficult to conceptualise. No one can truly be prepared for such a huge shock. It impacts a person not just physically and neurologically, but also socially, emotionally and psychologically. Recovering from SCI has been likened to a “rebirth”. A person needs to reconstruct even the most basic activities of daily living. Sexuality, being an integral part of every person’s life, is also part of this reconstruction process.
Within the scope of defining sexuality, complexities are often overlooked when delivering education to young people. We know that each person experiences and expresses their sexuality differently, and that influences come from a wide range of external interactions. Yet the tendency can sometimes be to focus on the biological and ‘safe’ zones of discussion, rather than engaging young people to think more deeply about the interwoven dimensions and how it applies to them.
Two open public discourse on perceived controversial topics is presented as polarised along the “for or against” continuum. This makes for entertaining debate, but doesn’t really help build practice or protect the most vulnerable. This is seen in the arena of children and sexuality. The overwhelming majority of people want children to be safe; however there remain significant myths about what it means to protect children in this area.
There are many barriers –both structural and attitudinal –to the implementation of comprehensive sexuality education, whether in schools or for adult populations. These barriers are compounded when the target audience is people with disabilities. Reluctance to address sexuality issues can stem from the assumption that a person with an intellectual disability is child-like and has no interest in sex or need for education.