Sexual Functioning in Men With and Without Disabilities: Findings From a Representative Sample of Australian Men
Anne-Marie Bollier, Tania King, Tom Shakespeare, Jane Hocking, Anne Kavanagh
Journal of Sexual Medicine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
INTRODUCTION: Studies on sexual function in men with disabilities have mainly relied on clinical samples; population-based evidence on this topic is limited. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare aspects of sexual function between disabled and nondisabled men using a representative sample. METHODS: We used data from Ten to Men, a national cohort study of Australian men aged 18-55 years. We first compared the prevalence of 15 sexual function-related difficulties in disabled vs non-disabled men. Next, we used Poisson regression to examine associations between disability and sexual function. The main analytic sample had 8,496 men. Weights and adjustments appropriate to the sampling methodol..View full abstract
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The survey data on which this paper is based were collected by The University of Melbourne as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. We are grateful to the boys and men who provided this survey data.