Journal article

Sexual function, intimate relationships and Friedreich ataxia

Louise A Corben, Mireille M Hermans, Alice Marks, Louise M Crowe, Martin B Delatycki

Journal of Neurology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction (SD) is reported in neurological conditions similar to Friedreich ataxia (FRDA). Anecdotally individuals with FRDA report SD including erectile dysfunction and altered genital sensation. Understanding SD in FRDA assists health professionals identify SD issues and improve healthcare for individuals with FRDA. OBJECTIVE: To quantify if, and to what extent, people with FRDA experience challenges with sexual function and intimate relationships as a result of primary (genital function), secondary (physical) and tertiary (psychosocial) dysfunction. METHODS: An online purpose designed anonymous questionnaire explored SD and intimate relationships. Invitations to parti..

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Grants

Awarded by Medical Research Futures Fund Next Generation Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Associate Professor Louise Corben is supported by a Medical Research Futures Fund Next Generation Career Development Fellowship under Grant APP1143098.