Sex and infertility. Part I. Prevalence of psychosexual problems and subjacent factors.

van Zyl J.A. (1987)

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Data on 514 couples with psychogenic factors affecting their sex lives and fertility showed that the most prevalent problems were lack of sex education, consequences of premarital sex and the problem of infertility per se. These factors contributed to psychosexual problems of which the general prevalence was 42% (10.5% women, 13.2% men and 18.3% both husband and wife). The high prevalence of psychosexual problems emphasises the importance of the inclusion of extensive training in sex counselling in the curricula of medical students and the urgent need for sex counselling facilities at training hospitals.

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