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Other Key Sources: PleasurAble A manual about sexual devices for individuals with disability, which presents considerations for mobility/sensation alterations, practicality of use, etc. Developed by two Master’s OT students and Drs’ Elliott and Krassioukov with input from Sexual Health Clinicians. http://www.dhrn.ca/files/sexualhealthmanual_lowres_2010_0208.pdf      Assessments Currently in Use 1. International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) 2. Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) 3. Sensations Perceived at Ejaculation 4. Emotional Quality of the Relationship Scale (EQR) 5. Knowledge, Comfort, Approach and Attitude towards Sexuality Scale (KCAASS) 6. Sexual Attitude and Information Questionnaire 7. Sexual Interest, Activity and Satisfaction (SIAS) and Sexual Activity and Satisfaction (SAS) Scales 8. Sexual Interest and Satisfaction Scale (SIS). Canadians Likely to Influence Practice in the Next Five Years 1. Stacy Elliott, MD (Sexual Medicine), Vancouver: Development of international clinical guidelines for provision of sexual health and intimacy (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20737805); participant in international autonomic standards for sexual function (references 4 and 5); SCIRE evaluation (reference 1); assistance with guidelines for supporting adults living in long-term care facilities (http://www.vch. ca/media/FacilitiesLicensing_SupportingSexualHealthandIntimacyin- CareFacilities2.pdf) revision and distribution of sexual device manual – PleasurAble (http://www.dhrn.ca/files/sexualhealthmanual_lowres_ 2010_0208.pdf); development of a pregnancy, labour and delivery manual for women with spinal cord injury; research and development of sexual sensory substitution device(s); production of commercial male and female vibrators developed by BCIT/ICORD; reduction of autonomic dysfunction associated with sperm retrieval; current development/evaluation of on-line introduction to sexual health rehabilitation courses for healthcare professionals (http://www.bcit.ca/health/industry/sexualrehab. shtml), starting fall 2012. 2. Frederique Courtois, PhD (Sexology), Montréal: Sexual Sensations, Pleasure And Orgasm Following Spinal Cord Injury, pharmacotherapy to facilitate ejaculation and orgasm. 3. Dave Ditor, PhD (Kinesiology), St Catharine’s, Ontario: Understanding cardiovascular risk during sexual activity and autonomic factors which impede sexual satisfaction. 4. Shaniff Esmail, MScOT PhD (Human Ecology), Edmonton: Sexual health education guidelines, sexuality and disability, and educator. 5. Andrei Krassioukov, MD (Physiatry), Vancouver: Clinical expertise on cardiovascular effects of sexual function after SCI; validation of the autonomic standards for describing sexual function. 6. Mark Nigro, MD (Urology), Vancouver: Fertility, erectile dysfunction and anejaculation, and bladder care, related after spinal cord injury. 7. Kate McBride, RN (Sexual Health); and Sexual Health Clinicians, Vancouver: Coordinator and clinicians of the Sexual Health Rehabilitation Service, Vancouver Coastal Health, in British Columbia; sexual health and intimacy among individuals in long term institutions; development of on-line sexual health competency programs for healthcare professionals, nationally and internationally; psychoeducational intervention targeting sexual function and body image among women with SCI. 8. Bernard Leduc, MD (Physiatry), Montréal: Anejaculation and fertility after spinal cord injury. 9. Cory Silverberg, Sexuality Educator, Toronto/Washington, DC: AASECT-certified disability expert who writes the blog: www.Sexuality. about.com. Topic areas include sex and technology, sexual pleasure, and sex and disability, sexual politics, education, culture, and health. Author of What Makes a Baby, which helps parents tell children a story about where they came from, in a way that acknowledges the help that some parents get to bring a child into their lives. http://www.kickstarter.com/ projects/1809291619/what-makes-a-baby. SEXUAL HEALTH | PARTICIPATION 155


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