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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1987;11(1):7.
Evaluation of Sexual Problems in the Spinal Cord Injuried Men in Korea
Sang Un Lee, M.D. , Kang Mok Lee, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University
척수장애자의 성에 대한 실태조사
이상운, 이강목
한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

85 men with spinal cord injury were evaluated for sexual problem using questionaire. Following Findings were obtained:

1) Average age was 33.0 years old, the oldest was 53, the youngest was 24.

2) Level of SCI: 8 persons(12.9%) had cervical cord, 56 persons(65.8%) had thoracic cord 18 persons(21.1%) had lumbar cord level.

3) Lesion of SCI was classified into incomplete and complete. Incomplete lesion in 23(27%), complete lesions was in 62(73%).

4) Sexual interst and desire are developed within 1 year in 28 persons and are developed within 1 month after spinal cord injury in 20 persons.

5) Over 10 minutes erection was seen in 7 persons, most of them had cervical cord level, only one person had lower thoracic cord lesion.

6) The ejaculation was possible in 30 person. Among them cervical cord lesion was 8, thoracic cord lesion was 8, lumbar cord lesion was 14.

7) Orgasm was fel only 3 out of 85 spinal cord injuried. Those who had cervical cord lesion.

Key Words: Sexual problem, Spinal cord injury, Rehabilitation, Incidence, Erection


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