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Vol 6, No 1 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-05-12
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Selected aspects of sexual functioning in young male schizophrenic patients

Beata Konarzewska, Regina Popławska, Agata Szulc, Napoleon Waszkiewicz
Seksuologia Polska 2008;6(1):1-5.

open access

Vol 6, No 1 (2008)
Prace oryginalne (nadesłane)
Published online: 2008-05-12

Abstract


Introduction. The aim of the study was to determine the condoms use and the number of lifetime sexual partners and pretreatment sexual functioning in the context of libido disturbances, in the selected group of young males with schizophrenia.
Material and methods. The study was carried out in the form of questionnaire which collected information from 50 patients between 25-35 years of age, hospitalized in psychiatric hospital in the period of 2004-2005.
Results. Great proportion (42%, n = 21) of responders (before the antipsychotic treatment was initiated) was not engage in sexual activity, 20% reported lack of sexual desire, 2% its increase. The number of lifetime sexual partners in this group reached only 1,96 SD (2,79). Condoms use reported 3% of patients.
Conclusions. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder are highly prevalent among young male adults with schizophrenia during pretreatment period. Compared to general population they had fewer lifetime sexual partner, less common use condoms, and are not satisfied with their sexual functioning.

Abstract


Introduction. The aim of the study was to determine the condoms use and the number of lifetime sexual partners and pretreatment sexual functioning in the context of libido disturbances, in the selected group of young males with schizophrenia.
Material and methods. The study was carried out in the form of questionnaire which collected information from 50 patients between 25-35 years of age, hospitalized in psychiatric hospital in the period of 2004-2005.
Results. Great proportion (42%, n = 21) of responders (before the antipsychotic treatment was initiated) was not engage in sexual activity, 20% reported lack of sexual desire, 2% its increase. The number of lifetime sexual partners in this group reached only 1,96 SD (2,79). Condoms use reported 3% of patients.
Conclusions. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder are highly prevalent among young male adults with schizophrenia during pretreatment period. Compared to general population they had fewer lifetime sexual partner, less common use condoms, and are not satisfied with their sexual functioning.
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Keywords

schizophrenia; pretreatment sexual dysfunctions; sexual partners; condom use

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Title

Selected aspects of sexual functioning in young male schizophrenic patients

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 6, No 1 (2008)

Pages

1-5

Published online

2008-05-12

Bibliographic record

Seksuologia Polska 2008;6(1):1-5.

Keywords

schizophrenia
pretreatment sexual dysfunctions
sexual partners
condom use

Authors

Beata Konarzewska
Regina Popławska
Agata Szulc
Napoleon Waszkiewicz

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