TITLE

Vaginal Lubrication in Women with Scleroderma and Sjogren's Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Chris Saad, S.; Pietrzykowski, J.E.; Lewis, Sheila S.; Stepien, Arlene M.; Latham, Virginia Anne; Messick, Sherry; Ensz, Shelley L.; Wetherell, Carol; Behrendt, Andrew E.
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Sexuality & Disability;Jun1999, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Prior to this study, there has been little published material about sexual response in women with scleroderma and Sjogren's syndrome. We therefore conducted an investigation of sexual problems and sexual knowledge in women with scleroderma. Eighty-three women with scleroderma participated in the study. Over 37% of respondents reported that they had been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, and 56.9% of respondents reported experiencing sexual problems. Despite these experiences, however, the respondents were remarkably poorly informed about the sexual effects of scleroderma and Sjogren's syndrome. Only 4 women realized that Sjogren's syndrome can cause vaginal dryness. This ignorance is especially appalling when one considers the fact that the study participants were recruited through scleroderma organizations: women who seek out scleroderma organizations are likely to be better informed than the average patient. We urge health care providers to begin to view sexuality education as part of their mission.
ACCESSION #
11303640

 

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