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Short Communication

Education on Sexual Life in Spinal Cord Injury Patients: A Missing Link in Physiotherapy

Dildip Khanal*
College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Corresponding Author : Dildip Khanal
Postgraduate Student
College of Physiotherapy
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
Loni (Bk) - 413 736, Taluka Rahata, District Ahmednagar
Maharashtra State, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 19, 2013; Accepted February 15, 2013; Published February 17, 2013
Citation: Khanal D (2013) Education on Sexual Life in Spinal Cord Injury Patients: A Missing Link in Physiotherapy. J Nov Physiother 3:124. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000124
Copyright: © 2013 Khanal D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




Sexuality, a decisive aspect of human life is inimitable to each individual and continues to progress throughout one’s life. The World Health Organization defines sexuality as “A central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, and reproduction” [1]. Following the spinal cord injuries (SCI), sexual function is affected and the goal for such individuals, as for all people, is to have a gratifying and productive life. During the initial phase following a spinal cord injury, it is expected for individuals to be focused on physical recovery and rehabilitation. However, impending to stipulations with sexuality is a key step towards making a healthy adjustment. Sex is the module that identifies human being as male or female thus expressing sex is a fundamental part of human. It is often the choice after SCI people to become sexually active or not.