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Fertility & Sexual Health in IBD

woman with IBD at the doctor discussing fertility

Quiescent disease or mildly active = same fertility and birth outcomes as a normal pregnancy/those without IBD     Body image and sexual intimacy are major concerns for those with IBD, yet rarely discusses  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11419835/  With almost 40% of patients reporting their disease negatively impacting their decision to pursue intimate relationships  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21172179/  Sexual health is multidimensional, […]

Can IBD affect sexual health?

two people with ibd holding hands talking about sexual health

Sexual relationships and sexual health form an important part of the lives of many people. Sexual health is multidimensional, encompassing physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual aspects and even for those without a partner, it can be a significant part of their identity and influence their life choices. For those with inflammatory bowel diseases such […]