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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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GONZALEZ MARQUETTI, Teresa et al. Drugs and sexuality: two big enemies. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

Based on the supposition that the adolescent usually thinks that the use of drugs estimulates sexuality, when it is all the contrary, it was decided to make a bibliographic review aimed at describing the effect of drugs on sexuality, and at widening the knowledge on this topic. It was found that the main effects of drugs on female sexuality are the alteration of the menstrual cycle and, therefore, ovulation disorders, decline of the libido, anorgasmy, reduction of vaginal lubrication, blocking of the sexual response, sexual disfunction and infertility. In the case of males, the chief effects of drugs are the reduction of male hormones (testosterone), the decrease of spermatozoon production, erectile disfunction, decline of the libido, impotence, infertility, enlargement of the prostate (when steroids are used), retarded ejaculation, and sexual disfunction.

Keywords : Drug; sexuality; adverse reactions.

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