Sexual activity after spinal cord injury--therapeutic help.

Ana Garrett, Fernando Martins, Zélia Teixeira

Abstract


Spinal cord injury affects man in his physical and psychic features, making him go through changes and conditioning his sexual performance. This article presents a brief review of the concept and the epidemiology of spinal cord injury, as well as erectile physiopathology. Since sexual rehabilitation considers the evaluation and the restoration of erectile dysfunction, this article reviews the therapeutic means that allow sexual life recovery, allowing a sexual life with quality, maximizing existing potentialities and promoting adaptation to limitations.

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