Sexuality

Publication Title: 
Gynecologic Oncology

OBJECTIVE: To identify physical, psychological and social sexual concerns reported by gynecological (GYN) cancer survivors. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted using CINAHL, PubMed and PsycInfo databases. Reference lists from articles provided additional relevant literature. Only research articles from peer-reviewed journals were included. A total of 37 articles were located; 34 explored women's sexual concerns following gynecological cancer diagnosis and treatment and 3 tested interventions for sexual concerns in women with gynecological cancer.

Author(s): 
Abbott-Anderson, Kristen
Kwekkeboom, Kristine L.
Publication Title: 
ReproWatch
Publication Title: 
Cadernos De Saude Publica

Studies and recommendations by health agencies have emphasized the importance of education in HIV-AIDS prevention. Mexico has included topics on sexuality and HIV-AIDS in school programs, triggering resistance by some social actors. The current study seeks to clarify the various positions and interests and their influence on the textbook content. A literature search was conducted on the period during which the last educational reform was implemented in Mexico.

Author(s): 
Granados-Cosme, JosÈ Arturo
Nasaiya, Kittipong
Brambila, Alberto Torres
Publication Title: 
Global Public Health

This study is aimed at examining how subsequent Peruvian governments, since 1990, have addressed reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and sexual diversity rights, as well as the drastic policy shifts and its many contradictions. Abortion and contraception consistently generated the deepest public controversies and debates, which made progress in reproductive rights difficult. HIV/AIDS was often portrayed as having the potential to affect everyone, which allowed advocates and activists to achieve some success in advancing HIV/AIDS-related rights.

Author(s): 
C·ceres, C.
Cueto, M.
Palomino, N.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: It is well documented that religion has an impact on mental health of both healthy people and mental health patients. However, scientific research regarding the influence of religion on sexual experiences and sexual self-perception in mental health patients and healthy people is very scarce. GOAL: Therefore, our goal was to research how and in what measure religious and atheistic views of patients suffering from depression and schizophrenia and healthy people influence their sexual functions and sexual self-perception.

Author(s): 
Peitl, Marija Vucic
Peitl, Vjekoslav
Pavlovic, Eduard
Publication Title: 
Health Care for Women International

The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of a group of Catholic women related to the orientations received from priests and parents and their influence on sexual attitudes. The oral history method was used to interview 17 Catholic women. Three categories summarize women's experiences: orientations about sexuality received from priests; lack of orientation or existence of open dialogue about sexuality: distinct experiences in the family context; adherence or repudiation; and distinct attitudes toward orientations received.

Author(s): 
Hoga, Luiza Akiko Komura
Tib˙rcio, Cristiane Alves
Borges, Ana Luiza Vilela
Reberte, Luciana Magnoni
Publication Title: 
Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community

This study explores the sexual experiences and sexual health of Roman Catholic priests.

Author(s): 
McDevitt, Patrick J.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Sexual health is an integral part of the multifaceted human experience that is driven both by biological factors and psychological facets. Religion may provide a moral code of conduct or a sexual compass as to sexual norms and behaviors. AIM: The aim of this study was to summarize the integration of sexuality and religion. METHOD: A review of published literature and religious texts was conducted. RESULTS: The integration of religion with country or state politics and laws is a complicated dilemma and will not be discussed in the scope of this article.

Author(s): 
Kellogg Spadt, Susan
Rosenbaum, Talli Y.
Dweck, Alyssa
Millheiser, Leah
Pillai-Friedman, Sabitha
Krychman, Michael
Publication Title: 
Christian Bioethics

Roman Catholic bioethics seems to be caught in a paradox. On the one hand it is committed to the natural law tradition and the power of reason to understand the structures of creation and the moral law. On the other hand there is a greater and greater appeal to Scripture and revelation. The tradition maintains that reason is capable of understanding the rational structures of reality and that ethics is properly built on metaphysics. In this way ethics, bioethics, is non-sectarian.

Author(s): 
Smith, Russell E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

The implications for therapy of the salient characteristics of romantic/erotic love are discussed. 1. We do not have control over our feelings of romantic/erotic love. 2. These feelings occur relatively infrequently during most people's lives. 3. Being with a partner whom one loves is valued and regarded as a good; it sometimes conflicts with other values and goods. There are no clear criteria for resolving this conflict. 4. Love is regarded as one essential basis for marriage. 5.

Author(s): 
Grunebaum, H.

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