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Sexuality of health care students

A R Fugl-Meyer, K Sjögren
DOI: 10.2340/165019771983154753


In 283 students in various branches of the health profession commonly involved in physical medicine and rehabilitation, experiences of sexual life were investigated together with parameters of sexual function and of sexual performance-orientation. The findings were related to attitudes towards sexuality of disabled subjects. Results indicate that sexual performance-orientation, frustration and dysfunction are common features for the students. Sexual performance-orientation was associated with alienation towards the sexuality and the sexual counselling needs of the disabled. It is therefore recommended that the curriculae of these students should include sexual education and possibilities for sexual counselling.

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