Sexuality in Adults with Differences/Disorders of Sex Development (DSD): Findings from the dsd-LIFE Study

Baudewijntje P. C. Kreukels, Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Robert Roehle, Tim C. van de Grift, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Annelou L. C. de Vries, Nicole Reisch, Claire Bouvattier, Anna Nordenström, Ute Thyen, Birgit Köhler, Annelou de Vries, Wiebke Arlt, Claudia Wiesemann, Aude Brac de la Perriere, Charles Sultan, Francoise Paris, Annette Richter-UnruhCatherine Pienkowski, Maria Szarras-Czapnik, by On behalf of the dsd-LIFE group

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Abstract

For various reasons, sexuality of individuals with differences/disorders of sex development (DSD) may be affected. The aim of the study was to describe sexual activity, satisfaction with sex life, satisfaction with genital function, and sexual problems in people with different DSD conditions. Data were collected from 1,040 participants in Europe. Many people with a variety of DSD conditions do not appear to be satisfied with their sex life, experience a variety of sexual problems, and are less sexually active than the general population; therefore sexuality should be explicitly addressed in the care of people with DSD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-705
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2019

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