Methods: Group 1 was composed of 59 male individuals having unilateral lower extremity amputation. Group 2 contained 87 healthy individuals with similar demographics with the case group. We used a semi-structured questionnaire containing and the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX). Chi-square (χ2) student t and Mann Whitney U tests were used in statistical analysis.
Results: The mean ages of the groups were 33.2(±10.2), 30.5(±8.3) respectively and the rates of being married were %50.5 and %49.2 respectively. The mean ASEX scores were 12.5(±4.2) and 7.3(±2.4) respectively. The level of having sexual problems in group1 was significantly higher compared to controls (p<0.001). In the case group the percentage of below knee amputations were 66.1%. The mean ASEX score was 11.7(±4.2) in below knee amputees and 14.4(±3.9) in above knee amputees. The sexual problem experiencing levels were significantly higher in individuals with amputation above the knee compared below knee amputees (p=0.023). The rate of lower extremity prosthesis usage was 61.0 % in the case group. The mean ASEX score of individuals using prosthesis were 11.6(±4.6) while it was 14.0(±3.1) in amputees without using prosthesis, indicating a significantly high level of experiencing sexual problems in the prosthetic leg users compared to non-users.
Conclusions: Lower extremity amputation negatively effects the sexual life. This negative effect is increased with having an amputation above the knee. Prosthesis using is a factor that decreases the negative effects of amputation on sexual life.
Reference: Singh R., Ripley D., Pentland, B.,et al.(2009) Depression and anxiety symptoms after lower limb amputation: the rise and fall. Clinical Rehabilitation,23,281–286.
The condom has been used to prevent unwanted pregnancy as well as sexually transmitted diseases throughout human history since Crete or ancient Egyptians era. In Asian countries, ancient Chinese used the silk made condom with oil lubricant and Japanese also used the leather made hard condom with dual purpose of disease prevention and penile supporter.
The quality of sexual function and desire in aging male will change. Normal age-related change in erectile function will affect sexual desire. These symptoms include a decrease in blood flow to the scrotum and penis; reduced tensing of the scrotal sac and delayed erection. Penile sensitivity also decreases with age. Aging contributed to the process of erectile dysfunction through increased oxidative stress–one of which is due to induced eNOS uncoupling, endothelial dysfunction in the penis, structural changes of the artery, and reduced level of sex hormones in circulation. Many of these changes can be related to or exacerbated by several causes.
As in the Mediterranean and most of the other parts of the world, Korea in the Neolithic era was a matriarchal society. The so called Hong San culture of Ancient Korea, now in north-eastern China, proves it with many remains including the ‘Goddess of Fertility’. However, with the establishment of political community and patriarchy in 3 millennium BC, it changed to a male dominant society. During the Three Kingdom and Unified Shilla Period, Koreans enjoyed relatively free sex and intermarriage was not strange, especially in the Royal Family of Shilla. Unlike in China.
Aim: Studies have shown sexual dysfunctionality in 20-25% of infertile couples. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age and is a leading cause of infertility. Infertility may alter a woman’s sexual expression by causing or exacerbating sexual problems as a consequence of the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of infertility. Adequate sexual function can contribute to the success of fertility treatments. This study aims to assess sexual function in infertile and PCOS women in relation to their age, body mass index and duration of infertility. The prevalence of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) and PCOS in infertile women and its correlation with infertility was also evaluated. And to find the relationship between Female Sexual Dysfunction and testosterone levels in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
The ultimate aim of Andrological medicine is the study of the maleness, creating the health and well-being of human male. So that, even though the fundamental study of andrology is very essential, we should finally reach to clinical andrology.
Studies on Exogenous Stem Cells (SCs), owing to their regenerative capacity, represent one of the most promising methods to restore Erectile Dysfunction (ED). However, insufficient source, invasive procedures, ethical and regulatory issues hamper their use in clinical applications. The endogenous SCs/progenitor cells resident in organ and tissues play critical roles for organogenesis during development and for tissue homeostasis in adulthood. Even without any therapeutic intervention, human body has a robust self-healing capability to repair the damaged tissues or organs. Therefore, SCs-for-ED therapy should not be limited to a supply-side approach.
This study was designed to examine the relationship between sexual activity, sexual behaviour, sexual problems, lifestyle and sexual knowledge among sexually active women and men. We describe measures of sexual partnerships, sexual practices, sexual problems, attitude towards sex and sexual knowledge. We compare measures of sexuality for those 18-73 years old, by age, separately for men and women using sexual function questionnaire, IIEF-5, FSFI and Sexual complaints screener for women. We evaluated the prevalence of sexual activity, behaviours, and problems in a sample of 400 adults.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent