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Sexuality and Disability
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  • From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability

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      PubDate: 2024-02-24
       
  • The Effect of Reiki on Sexual Function and Sexual Self-Confidence in Women
           with Sexual Distress

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      Abstract: Aim Studies have reported that Reiki reduces several symptoms regarding hypertension, cancer, sleep disorders, psychological problems, and menstrual cycle. Reiki may also have positive effects on sexuality. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the effect of Reiki on sexual function and sexual self-confidence in women with sexual distress. This randomized controlled study was conducted with women between the ages of 15–49 years who were registered at a family health center in the eastern region of Turkey and had sexual distress. Women experienced more sexual difficulties than men. Therefore, the sample of this study was women. The sample of the study consisted of 106 women, 53 in the experimental group and 53 in the control group. Women in the experimental group received Reiki once a week for four weeks, while no intervention was applied to those in the control group. Data were collected using the Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised (FSDS-R), the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX), and the Sexual Self-confidence Scale (SSS). The levels of sexual distress, sexual function, and sexual self-confidence of women in both groups were similar before the intervention, and the difference between the groups was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). After the Reiki application, the FSDS-R and ASEX mean scores of women in the experimental group significantly decreased, while their SSS mean score significantly increased, and the difference between the groups was statistically significant (p < 0.05). In the present study, Reiki was associated with reduced sexual distress, positive outcomes in sexual functions, and increase sexual self-confidence in women with sexual distress. Healthcare professionals may find Reiki to positively enhance women's sexuality.
      PubDate: 2024-02-21
       
  • A Scoping Review of Literature on Sexual Health and Wellness in Women with
           Spinal Cord Injury

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      Abstract: Abstract Women with spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience sexual dysfunction, however, it is underassessed and undertreated in clinical settings. This purpose of this scoping review was to characterize, synthesize and evaluate the current evidence on sexuality, sexual function, and sexual wellness among women with SCI in order to inform care practices, highlight gaps in knowledge, and guide the development of interventions to improve sexual health and well-being. The scoping review methodological framework and the PRISMA extension were used to guide the search strategy, study selection, data collection, and reporting. Searched articles related to SCI and sexuality and sexual health from 1980 to 2022. The study team synthesized the information extracted from eligible studies both descriptively and thematically. Sixty-five articles met inclusion criteria. The majority of research was conducted in high income, Western countries, and explored sexual dysfunction for women with SCI. Few studies described the development and dissemination of interventions aimed at improving sexual function or quality of life, and 91% of the studies were observational. In this 40-year period, the field of research has established a solid foundation connecting SCI with sexual dysfunction. It is time to progress the field into developing and disseminating behavioral interventions to complement devices and drugs. These interventions may seek not only to improve sexual function, but also increase sexual self-efficacy and well-being, improve relationship satisfaction, increase self-advocacy, and provide access to educational resources and therapeutic aids that can improve sexual satisfaction and sexual quality of life for women with SCI.
      PubDate: 2024-02-08
       
  • Feeling ‘Happy, Loved, Cherished, Desired’ and ‘Hopeful for the
           Future’: Disabled Women in Nigeria Talk About Sex and Pleasure

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      Abstract: Abstract When Jumai told her cousin, she wanted to get intimate with a man, her cousin replied that as a blind woman she should not be thinking about things like that, but instead should be on her knees praying. Disabled women in Nigeria often experience this kind of pushback if they express sexual desire. Sexual and reproductive health interventions for disabled people in Nigeria usually exclude desires and pleasures, and only address vulnerabilities to sexual violence or ill-health. Beyond Nigeria, pleasure has also been missing in health and policy discourses regarding disabled people and regarding African women. Now research, activism and advocacy have started to bring pleasure into the discourse in relation to both disabled people and African women. However, for disabled African women, the possibilities for pleasure continue to be side-lined. This article starts to address that gap by presenting qualitative research with five disabled women in Nigeria about their experiences of sexuality and pleasure. A sexuality education program inspired by the findings of this research is presented.
      PubDate: 2024-01-30
       
  • Erectile Dysfunction and Associated Factors in Men with Type 2 Diabetes
           Mellitus

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      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate erectile dysfunction and associated factors in diabetic patients. Three hundred two patients aged 30–69 and diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) at the internal diseases clinic of a Turkish hospital between January and July 2023 were included in this descriptive, cross-sectional study. The patients’ anthropometric and demographic characteristics, blood lipid and glucose levels, and blood testosterone values were examined. All patients completed the shortened version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis were applied. The incidence of erectile dysfunction in the patients with type 2 DM was 54.3%. The patients’ mean age was 48.89 ± 7.87 years. The majority were obese (53.0%) and had comorbidities (66.2%). Duration of diabetes was longer among the patients with erectile dysfunction than in those without (mean duration of DM 84.86 ± 42.49 years and 71.05 ± 25.58 years, respectively, p: 0.001). No diabetes-related complications were observed in 67.2% of the patients, while glycemic control was weak in 44.4% (HbA1c < 7%). Increased body mass index (p = 0.009), lack of physical activity, HbA1C elevation, and low testosterone levels (p < 0.001) emerged as independent indicators of erectile dysfunction (p < 0.05). Erectile dysfunction is very prevalent in diabetic men. The Condition is also increasingly significant as an early clinical indicator for patients with cardiovascular disease. Erectile dysfunction evaluation and management should constitute a standard component in addition to routine laboratory investigation in internal diseases clinics. Clinicians should screen patients with longer durations of diabetes more frequently and refer them for treatment.
      PubDate: 2024-01-24
       
  • An Exploration into People with Disabilities’ Access to Sex, Sexuality,
           and Sex Education in South Africa

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      Abstract: Introduction The needs of people living with disabilities regarding sex and sexual health remain largely neglected. Knowledge and resources about disabled sexuality have emerged mainly from the global north and have centered on heteronormative ideas about sex, gender, and sexuality. Methods An affirmative, sex positive, queer, and intersectional exploration was undertaken of the experiences and needs a group of adults with disabilities living in Gauteng, South Africa in relation to accessing information about sex, sexuality, and sexual health. Interviews were conducted with people of diverse disabilities, language groups, and cultural backgrounds. Interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results The participants revealed that sexual encounters, relationships, and dating were infused with negative experiences related to lack of understanding about sex, internalized ableism, exploitation, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse resulting from societal stigma and ignorance regarding disability. Participants offered suggestions for how their needs could be addressed. Conclusion Our study concludes that the denial of sexual rights is a central element of the broader forms of social exclusion that people with disabilities. In South Africa, many of these forms of exclusion have been compounded by the legacy of apartheid, and the persistence of racial inequality, taboos about sex, and stigmas associated with disability.
      PubDate: 2024-01-22
       
  • Women’s Sexual Health in Old Age: Identification of Influencing Factors
           Using Focus Group Interviews Based on Socioecological Approach

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      Abstract: Abstract Despite its importance and numerous benefits, sexual health in the elderly is often a neglected topic due to gender- and age-specific taboos and stereotypes, especially those addressing elderly women. A qualitative study was conducted using focus group interviews to explore the factors influencing the sexual health of elderly women. Twenty-four married elderly women from Tehran with different socioeconomic statuses and a mean age of 65.33 ± 5.32 participated in 7 focus group interviews. Content analysis was done following the deductive method of Elo and Kyngäs (2008) and based on the different levels of socioecological approach. Overall, the findings indicated the importance of influential factors at 5 different levels as the main categories which included 14 sub-categories. In addition to individual factors such as health and age-related changes, the participants regarded the role of sexual adaptation and the level of satisfaction with it in different periods of life as important factors contributing to the elderly women’s sexual health. The role of the husband’s health and the quality of the relationship with him along with the children influences were also found to have a decisive role at the interpersonal level. At higher levels, factors such as having privacy, the attitude of health care workers, and socio-cultural beliefs also contributed to sexual health. Results of this study are expected to provide the basis for future research and strengthen sexual health programs for the elderly based on social structures.
      PubDate: 2024-01-19
       
  • Educational Interventions on Sexuality for Parents of Children and
           Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities: An Integrative Review

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      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this article was to identify educational interventions on sexuality for parents of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. This is an integrative literature review. In May, 2023, searches were carried out in 12 databases using the keywords: intellectual disability, sexuality, sexual communication, intervention, program, and parents and Boolean operators AND and OR. The thematic analysis of the nine articles found resulted in the theme: Sex education programs and their interventions, and three sub-themes: (a) conceptualization and design of the programs; (b) from taboo to confidence: increasing self-perception of competence to approach sex education; and (c) speaking the same language: how sex education can contribute to improving communication between parents and children with intellectual disabilities. The results showed that the interventions were effective in promoting positive changes in self-efficacy, contributed to increasing knowledge about sexuality, improved the quality and frequency of communication about sexuality in the family context, and addressed parents' beliefs and attitudes, considering their cultural and personal context with a view to promoting positive changes in these areas. The development of sex education strategies prepares parents and families for handling and safely guiding children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. The interventions showed a positive impact on parents and their children. Future investigations combining quantitative and qualitative approaches to the evaluation of these sex education programs are necessary, in order to provide a broader and deeper view of the results achieved.
      PubDate: 2024-01-17
       
  • Let’s Talk About Sex! Perspectives from People with Intellectual and
           Developmental Disabilities and Caregivers in Residential Institutions in
           Greenland

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      Abstract: Abstract This study explores how attitudes toward talking about sex and sexual matters influence practices regarding sexuality, sexual rights, and sexual abuse in residential institutions for people with disabilities in Greenland. 16 residents aged 17–62 and 29 managers and staff from 8 residential institutions have been interviewed about the ways sexual needs and rights are treated and discussed as well as how sexual harassment and violations are prevented or handled. The results of the study show that there are great variations between the residential institutions regarding meeting residents’ sexual needs, talking about sex, sex education, and knowledge of rules and policies in the area. While some managers and staff are quite comfortable talking to residents and each other about sex, boundaries, and the body, others find it extremely difficult and some even reject the thought of sex as a relevant topic for the residents. Regardless of the level of openness about sexual matters in the residential institutions, staff and managers express a need for more sex education with a focus on how they can best help, guide, and protect residents, but guidance about sex is much more available for residents when staff feel comfortable talking about sex. Sexual violations and illegal sexual contact might take place in residential institutions regardless of the local practices regarding sex and sex education. However, openness about sexual matters might help detect overstepped sexual boundaries and stop sexual harassment and violations earlier.
      PubDate: 2024-01-12
       
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Utilization and Associated Factors
           among Disabled Students in Selected Public Universities of Ethiopia

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      Abstract: Abstract There is limited information regarding the level of sexual and reproductive health service utilization among disabled students in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the magnitude of sexual and reproductive health services utilization and its associated factors among disabled students in selected Universities in Ethiopia. An institutional-based cross-sectional study design was conducted. A simple random sampling method was used to draw study participants. EpiData version 3.1 and SPSS version 25.0 were used for data entry and analysis respectively. Statistical significance was declared at a p-value of < 0.05. The overall utilization of sexual and reproductive health services was 36.22% among 557 disabled participants. Marital status (AOR = 5.50; 95% CI: 2.64, 11.46), discussing sexual and reproductive health issues (AOR = 3.84; 95% CI: 2.596, 5.689), knowledge about sexual and reproductive health (AOR = 2.23; 95% CI: 1.16, 4.28), and attitude towards sexual and reproductive health (AOR = 2.87; 95% CI: 1.94, 4.23) were statistically associated with utilization of sexual and reproductive health services. This study showed a low proportion of disabled students had utilized sexual and reproductive health services. The most utilized services were voluntary testing and counseling followed by family planning.
      PubDate: 2024-01-09
       
  • Impression Formation Following Self-disclosure of an Invisible
           (Non-apparent) Disability to a Romantic Partner

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      Abstract: Abstract This study aimed to delve into the intricate dynamics of disclosing invisible disabilities within romantic relationships through the lens of Impression Management Theory. Specifically, we examined how disclosing an invisible disability influences the impression formed by the partner, as indicated by the willingness to continue the relationship. A total of 732 college students without disabilities were randomly assigned to read a scenario in which the main character was told of the current partner’s invisible disability (asthma, epilepsy, or schizophrenia), at different times of disclosure (second date/ three months into a relationship/six months into a relationship). Participants then completed the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) to measure their affective responses following the disclosure. Finally, they rated the main character’s degree of willingness to continue the relationship. Results indicate that negative affect mediated the association between disability type and relationship continuity willingness. Gender-based emotional responses varied, with disclosure timing moderating these effects. For women, revealing schizophrenia later in the relationship correlated with stronger negative emotions and a greater willingness of the partners to continue the relationship. These findings contribute to our comprehension of how disclosing invisible disabilities influences partner impressions, highlighting role of gender dynamics. By applying Impression Management Theory, we have shed light on the multifaceted nature of self-presentation and societal attitudes that shapes the dynamics of romantic relationships. Our findings hold practical implications for individuals navigating the disclosure of disabilities in intimate relationships, while also offering theoretical insights into the complex interplay between societal perceptions and individual experiences.
      PubDate: 2024-01-05
       
  • Disease Burden and Sexual Life Experiences of Individuals with Chronic
           Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Phenomenological Study

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      Abstract: Abstract This study aimed to examine the disease burden encountered by individuals with COPD, with a comprehensive investigation of the effect of the disease on sexual life. In this study, a phenomenological research design, a qualitative research type, was employed. The study involved 36 individuals diagnosed with COPD. The data collection process involved conducting individual, face-to-face interviews. Colaizzi’s phenomenological analysis method was utilized for the data analysis. The analysis of the data yielded two categories (burdens of the disease and sexual life) and six primary themes (physical effects, mental effects, social effects, difficulties during sexual activity, the spouse’s perspective on the problems, and dealing with sexual problems). The outcomes of this study highlighted the significant burden of COPD on patients and its adverse impact on their sexual lives. Given the complex nature of COPD, a thorough and professional assessment of patients’ sexual well-being, coupled with timely identification of sexual dysfunctions and appropriate interventions, is of utmost importance.
      PubDate: 2024-01-04
       
  • Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Sexual Health Education Given to
           Parents of Children with Disabilities

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      Abstract: Abstract Children with disabilities and their families should receive education appropriate for the needs of children with disabilities in order for them to lead a more independent life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the sexual health education given to the parents of children with disabilities aged 10–19. This study, which used an experimental design with a pre-test and post-test control group, was conducted with the parents of children with disabilities enrolled at the Kozlu Disabled Association in Kozlu, district of Zonguldak province. The sample of the study consisted of 47 parents who met the inclusion criteria. Parents were assigned to the experimental (n = 23) and control (n = 24) groups with the randomization method. The data of the study were collected using “Introductory Information Form”, “Parental Self-Efficacy Scale” and “Knowledge Assessment Questionnaire”. Sexual health education including 8 modules and lasting for 8 weeks was given to the parents in the experimental group once a week for 30–45 min. While the mean score of the Parental Self-Efficacy Scale of the experimental group was 55.50 ± 23.16 before the education, it increased to 97.17 ± 7.88 after the education, and a statistically significant relationship was found between the two measurements (p < 0.05). When the scores of the Knowledge Assessment Questionnaire of the experimental group were evaluated after the education, the sub-dimension scores of the Self-care Knowledge, Sexual Behavior Control Knowledge, Sexual Abuse Knowledge and Communication Knowledge were determined to be statistically significant (p < 0.05). It was concluded in the study that the sexual health education given to parents of children with disabilities was effective in increasing the level of parental self-efficacy and sexual health knowledge.
      PubDate: 2023-12-21
       
  • Positive and Negative Sexual Cognitions of Autistic Individuals

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      Abstract: Abstract Sexual cognitions are an important aspect of sexual well-being for all individuals; however, little is known about the sexual cognitions of autistic individuals. Therefore, our study aimed to explore the diversity, content, and frequencies of positive (PSC) and negative (NSC) sexual cognitions in this population. A total of 332 participants (57.5% women; 42.5% men) between the ages of 21 and 73 (M = 37.72, SD = 11.15) completed an online survey. Our results showed that almost all participants had experienced both positive and negative sexual cognitions. PSC were more diverse and experienced with greater frequency than NSC. In addition, gender (self-identified as being male) and having had relationship experience were associated with greater diversity and frequency of PSC, but not NSC. In terms of content, the most common experienced sexual cognitions for both men and women were intimacy-related. The men experienced 22 of the 56 PSC and 3 of the 56 NSC significantly more frequently than did the women; there were no cognitions that the women experienced more frequently than the men. A comparison to the results of studies of sexual cognitions among neurotypical individuals suggests that autistic individuals experience sexual cognitions in much the same way as their peers. However, sexual cognitions occur slightly less frequently and are somewhat less diverse. Nonetheless, the way in which they are experienced, and the content of the most frequent cognitions (mainly PSC about intimacy) may be indicative of sexual well-being.
      PubDate: 2023-12-16
       
  • Sexuality Perceptions and Sexual Care Needs of Patients with Type 1
           Diabetes Mellitus: A Mixed Methods Study

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      Abstract: Abstract This study was to evaluate the sexual functions of individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and determine their sexuality perceptions and sexual care needs. This convergent parallel design mixed methods study was conducted with eight volunteer participants with T1DM aged 25–47 years. Data were collected using Personal Information Form, Female Sexual Function Index Scale, Erection Function International Evaluation Form and semi-structured interview form. 50% of the participants are male. Erectile dysfunction was found in all men, and sexual dysfunction was found in 25% of women. As a result of the in-depth interviews, the sexuality perceptions and sexual care needs of the participants were gathered in five categories. These were (1) Meaning, (2) Difficulties in Relationship, (3) Barriers to Getting Professional Support, (4) Help Seeking Behavior, (5) Sexual Care Recommendations. In addition, participants produced metaphors to describe their sexuality before and after T1DM. Participants produced negative metaphors after being diagnosed with T1DM. It has been observed that participants with T1DM experience physiological and psychological difficulties in their sexual lives, and they often find solutions on their own rather than seeking professional support to cope with these difficulties. As a result, individuals with T1DM need training and sexual counseling on the effects of T1DM on sexuality, how they can cope with their sexual problems, and which institutions they can apply to for solutions to their problems.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s11195-023-09803-0
       
  • Professional Educational Opportunities

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      PubDate: 2023-10-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s11195-023-09818-7
       
  • From the Editor of Sexuality and Disability: Artificial Intelligence has
           Arrived, is the Door Open or Closed'

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      PubDate: 2023-10-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s11195-023-09817-8
       
  • Love After War: Saving Love, Saving Lives

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      PubDate: 2023-10-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s11195-023-09815-w
       
  • Cuban American Perspectives on Sexual Dysfunction Following Pelvic
           Radiotherapy: A Qualitative Study

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      Abstract: Abstract Participation in sexual medicine research may depend on a patient’s willingness to speak openly about sex, sexual function, or other sensitive topics. These topics may be difficult or uncomfortable to talk about, and this discomfort may be further amplified when a patient comes from a cultural background that stigmatizes open conversation about sex and sexuality. We used qualitative analysis to better understand the intersection between cultural identity, the experience of sexual dysfunction as a side-effect of pelvic radiotherapy, and willingness to communicate about sexual dysfunction with healthcare providers, in Cuban American women in Miami, Florida. Doing so, we found four unique themes among Cuban American participants regarding the intersection of national identity, Hispanic identity, Catholic religion, and their experience of radiotherapy-related sexual dysfunction: Marianismo, Machismo, Familismo, and Espiritismo. These themes, a reflection of the cohort’s shared identity, were found to have an effect on participant views of sexual health, romantic relationships, coping strategies, and relative comfort discussing problems with intercourse. These cultural values served as barriers to openly discussing sexual dysfunction with not just medical providers and research teams but also their partners, families, and friends. In order to encourage Cuban American participation in sexual medicine studies, future research should evaluate strategies to overcome these barriers.
      PubDate: 2023-10-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s11195-023-09812-z
       
  • An International Study: Teachers’ Opinions About Individuals With
           Developmental Disabilities Regarding Sexuality Education

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      Abstract: Abstract This study aimed to portray the views and experiences of teachers on sex education from different countries who work with individuals with developmental disabilities (IDD). Thirty-two teachers from 11 countries selected via multi-stage sampling voluntarily responded to a structured questionnaire with four open-ended questions. Findings show that 56.2% have never provided sex education to IDD during their teaching tenure. We found that teachers who worked in different countries included different content categories in their curricula. About half of the teachers (40.6%) reported that they did not use any specific method or technique in delivering sex education, whereas all stated that they needed support in the process. Findings show that teachers in different countries have different experiences and viewpoints regarding sex education. The most plausible reason for such a variation is the variability in the conceptualization and content of sex education across countries. Therefore, we conclude that the content, as well as the delivery of sex education, is heavily influenced by the social, cultural, and religious structure of the country where teachers and students live.
      PubDate: 2023-10-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s11195-023-09810-1
       
 
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