Sexuality, pre-conception counseling and urological management of pregnancy for young women with spina bifida

Daniela Visconti, Giuseppe Noia, Margherita Pellegrino, Brigida Carducci, Maria De Santis, Alessandro Caruso, S Triarico, T Quattrocchi

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Abstract

Abstract A great number of newborns with spina bifida now survive with a growing life expectancy. Support with regard to sexual issues is essential in the management of adolescents with spina bifida, who require specific knowledge of sexual problems related to their disability. Women with spina bifida are usually fertile and need pre-conception counseling. Furthermore, compared to healthy women they have a higher chance of conceiving a child with spina bifida, so they are treated with periconceptional folic acid supplements. In addition pregnancies in women with spina bifida require adequate management of secondary conditions, mainly urological issues, which are exacerbated during pregnancy. This article gives an overview of sexual education, sex functioning and sexual activity among adolescents with spina bifida. Moreover, we aim to support young women with spina bifida, providing pre-conception counseling and practical guidelines essential for the urological management of their pregnancy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)129-133
Numero di pagine5
RivistaEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY, AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
Volume163
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • spina bifida

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