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Sex and genes, part 1: sexuality and down, prader-willi, and williams syndromes.
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PMID:  22642969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract Specific genetic syndromes affect individuals' sexual development, experiences, and fertility. Individuals with specific syndromes can also display inappropriate sexual behavior resulting from vulnerabilities presented by their genetic makeup. Using clinical case studies, we discuss the specific impact that Down, Prader-Willi, and Williams syndromes can have on sexual development and behavior. Applying a biopsychosocial approach, we present the primary sexual effects, such as delayed sexual development and infertility. These genetic syndromes are also associated with challenges that are not specifically sexual in nature but that affect sexual expression, such as self-injury, mental health issues, or epilepsy. Medication side effects are also discussed. We conclude with treatment recommendations for individuals with sexual challenges, considering the unique effects of these three syndromes on sexuality.
Authors:
Shelley Lynn Watson; Deborah A Richards; Nancy Miodrag; J Paul Fedoroff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intellectual and developmental disabilities     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1934-9556     ISO Abbreviation:  Intellect Dev Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101299965     Medline TA:  Intellect Dev Disabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
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