Sexual Health and Well-Being in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Statement

Lorna Swan, Jonathan Windram, Luke Burchill, Laila Akbar Ladak, Leigh C. Reardon, Beatriz Fernandez, Roni M. Jacobsen, Maggie Simpson, David Harrison, Liza Morton

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Abstract

As health care outcomes improve the priority for those living with adult congenital heart disease have changed to a more holistic focus on quality of life and well-being. Although health care has embraced this, there are still areas where there is a deficit in advice, allyship, and advocacy. One of these deficits is in the area of sexual health and well-being. A healthy sexual life has a myriad of physical and psychosocial benefits. However, individuals with adult congenital heart disease may have significant barriers to achieving well-being in this aspect of their lives. These barriers and their potential solutions are outlined in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100716
JournalJACC: Advances
Volume2
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • adult congenital heart disease
  • advocacy
  • contraception
  • gender
  • sexual health

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