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Sexual and Reproductive Neurorehabilitation

  • Mindy Aisen

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mindy Aisen, Alex Kirschenbaum
    Pages 1-12
  3. Audrey Sorgen Sanders, Alan D. Blau
    Pages 73-92
  4. Mary K. McDonald, Alexander W. Dromerick
    Pages 93-111
  5. Alan David
    Pages 113-118
  6. Jennifer Michaels, Vicki Barnett
    Pages 133-144
  7. David C. Good
    Pages 145-167
  8. Lee Shaughnessy, Mary Schuchman, Mohamed Ghumra, Patricia Daily, Jack S. Burks
    Pages 169-195
  9. Andrew Hornstein, Glenn Seliger
    Pages 207-218
  10. Laurie Barclay
    Pages 219-232
  11. Lois Van Fleet
    Pages 233-237
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book

Introduction

This well-written text thoroughly addresses two quality of life issues in patients with a variety of neurological disorders: sexual and reproductive function. The de vasta stating effects of a variety of neurological diseases are well known to both the lay and medical communitIes, and are treated in numerous texts. However, as we continue to experience therapeutic breakthroughs in the tields of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, physicians and patients must become more aware of the issues discussed in this text. It is particularly important, as emphasized throughout the chapters, that the physician or therapist initiate conversations with the patients concerning both the possibility of parenting a child, as well as the ability of the patient to enhance his/her sexual functioning. Commonly in the patient who is otherwise perfectly normal, there is a reluctance to discuss these topics and couples often feel embarrassed to initiate a conversation with their physi­ cians. This reluctance to initiate a discussion is even more apparent in patients with a variety of neurological disorders, in which there are overriding fears concerning both function and survival, as well as deep concerns about their own attractiveness, and their sexual and repro­ ductive ability.

Keywords

Nervous System Neurorehabilitation brain brain injury neurology physiology rehabilitation spinal cord trauma traumatic brain injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Mindy Aisen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Burke Rehabilitation HospitalWhite PlainsUSA
  2. 2.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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