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Sexual Dysfunction

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

As life expectancy after spinal cord injury increases, the importance in rehabilitation has gradually shifted to improving quality of life. To achieve this goal, the rehabilitation team must address issues related to sexuality during the acute and chronic phases of spinal cord injuries. Sexuality in spinal cord injuries, as well as the medical and neurogenic problems of the sexual organs, is associated with many components, including body control, trunks stability, and the presence of spasticity. The recovery of sexual function is extremely important and constitutes an area of unmet need for people with spinal cord injuries. It would be the highest priority for people with paraplegia and the second highest priority in people with tetraplegia after recovering arm and hand function.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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