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BACKGROUND This systematic review aimed first to integrate the current body of knowledge on the demographic, institutional and psychosocial information on sperm donors, and second to provide insight into the actual experiences of men who donate and the attitudes towards potential donation. METHODS Electronic databases (PUBMED, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Embase and(More)
Endocrine disease frequently interrupts sexual function, and sexual dysfunction may signal serious endocrine disease. Diabetic autonomic neuropathy and endothelial dysfunction impair erectile function, and phosphodiesterase inhibition produces only moderate benefit. The effect of diabetes on women's sexual function is complex: the most consistent finding is(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment guidelines recommend antidepressant treatment be continued for at least 6 months to ensure maximal improvement and to prevent relapse. Naturalistic studies show that the average length of treatment is shorter than 6 months and that dropout rates are high. Factors leading patients to discontinuation of therapy are not well understood.(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to explore the reasons why couples discontinue fertility treatment. METHODS A retrospective exploratory study was performed at the Leuven University Fertility Centre, a university hospital-based fertility center. Women who discontinued treatment between September 2000 and December 2001 were contacted in 2004-2005(More)
INTRODUCTION There has been little research published on the impact of intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) methods on sexual functioning. AIMS This study aimed: (i) to assess different aspects of sexual functioning, including the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in women using a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS); (ii) to compare this prevalence(More)
As most epidemiological surveys on sexual problems have not included assessment of associated distress, the principal aim of this study was to provide prevalence estimates of both DSM-IV-TR-defined (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000 ) and less commonly assessed sexual difficulties and dysfunction (e.g., lack of responsive sexual desire, lack of(More)
Pheromones are substances which are secreted to the outside by an individual and received by a second individual of the same species. Many examples exist in animals but their role in humans remains uncertain since adults have no functioning vomeronasal organ, which processes pheromone signals in animals. Yet pheromones can be detected by the olfactory(More)
OBJECTIVE Women with cervical cancer (CC) may be faced with changes in sexual functioning resulting from the cancer itself and/or its surgical treatment. The aims of this study were to prospectively investigate sexual adjustment of CC patients during a follow-up period of 2 years after radical hysterectomy without adjuvant treatment and to compare the(More)
Diabetes mellitus may cause debilitating somatic complications and a high psychosocial burden. Impaired sexual function (erectile dysfunction) is a well-established complication in men. Does diabetes also have an effect on sexuality of women? Since the first publication in 1971, only 15 studies in this area have been published and their results are(More)
INTRODUCTION Vulvectomy is an intrusive treatment option for women with vulvar malignancy that theoretically may affect sexual function. AIM This study aims to provide a comprehensive review of the literature on the impact of surgical treatment for vulvar malignancy on sexual functioning, overall quality of life, and partner relationship. METHODS(More)