IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 48 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2021.01.2200
Open Access Review
Disability vs the sexual life of women - selected issues
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1 Hipolit Cegielski State University of Applied Sciences, Stefana Wyszyńskiego 38, 62-200 Gniezno, Poland
2 Division of Developmental Gynecology and Sexology, Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-535 Poznan, Poland
3 Faculty of Medicine, Collegium Medicum, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, 01-938 Warsaw, Poland
4 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, 85-089 Bydgoszcz, Poland
5 Department of Dietetics, Poznan University of Physical Education, Faculty of Physical Culture in Gorzów Wielkopolski, 61-871 Poznań, Poland
6 Department of Mother’s and Child’s Health, University of Medical Sciences, 60-535 Poznań, Poland
*Correspondence: (Katarzyna Plagens-Rotman)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021, 48(1), 19–23;
Submitted: 23 June 2020 | Revised: 22 August 2020 | Accepted: 15 October 2020 | Published: 15 February 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Published by IMR Press.
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Sex refers to a set of somatic and mental characteristics. The former are determined according to three criteria: gender, external and internal genital organs, and tertiary sex characteristics (breast, specific hair, specific fat distribution, body proportions), the latter distinguish women from men. Every single person experiences problems related to sex - in childhood, adolescence, maturity, old age. In women, these issues are particularly complex at each stage of development. Additionally, during pregnancy, gynaecologists should discuss sexual health with their patients. The sexual health of women with disabilities is a special issue in this respect. Disabilities are a serious social and health problem in both urban and rural agglomerations. Sexual health problems, in the light of these aspects, should also be the task of rural medicine.

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