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Unconsummated marriage in sub-Saharan Africa: case reports.
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PMID:  25438521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Unconsummated marriage is a condition where newly married couples are unable to achieve penile-vaginal intercourse for variable periods despite desire and several attempts to do so. Its exact cause(s) is/are unknown, but performance anxiety resulting from or leading to other conditions is reportedly the major etiological factor. It is thought to be more prevalent in traditional and conservative religious communities where premarital sexual exposure is strictly prohibited. Most publications on unconsummated marriage have originated from North America, European and Middle Eastern countries. There have not been any such reports from sub-Saharan Africa, which is home to diverse cultures and traditions regarding premarital sex and marriage. This paper presents a sample of four cases with unconsummated marriage managed by the author in his private clinic based in the city of Nairobi Kenya, over the past five years. Possible etiological factors and management approaches are discussed, with a review of relevant literature.
Authors:
Valentino M Lema
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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