Development of international standards to document sexual and reproductive functions after spinal cord injury: Preliminary report

Marcalee Sipski Alexander, Donald Bodner, Nancy L. Brackett, Stacy Elliott, Amie B. Jackson, Jens Sønksen

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Abstract

Clinicians need standard terminology to communicate effectively about remaining autonomic function in persons after spinal cord injury. This article illustrates the development of standard nomenclature that describes the impact of injury on sexual functioning. A standard anatomic diagnosis and a secondary means of describing the presence of male and female sexual dysfunction, genital arousal, and orgasmic function are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2007

Keywords

  • Arousal
  • Assessment
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Male
  • Menstruation
  • Orgasm
  • Sexual response
  • Sexuality
  • Spinal cord
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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