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Studying Sexual Activity and Chronic Illness

Brian Tiburzi

Deshae E. Lott, Bossier City, Louisiana (2006) The mysterious nature of the human body keeps us engaged scientifically as well as experientially. When our bodies veer from the known norms, it offers us more to explore, which can be both exciting and challenging. Sexuality rests among those fascinating and complicated aspects of human existence. Dr. Rosemary A. McInnes, Sex Therapist …

Divorced and Ready to Date But….

Brian Tiburzi

Post-Polio Health, Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2013 Dr. Stephanie T. Machell is a psychologist in independent practice in the Greater Boston area and consultant to the International Rehabilitation Center for Polio, Spaulding-Framingham Outpatient Center, Framingham, Massachusetts. Her father is a polio survivor. Question: I am a 49-year-old female with PPS. I am divorced and finally feel ready to date again. …

What Does Future Holds for Young Polio Survivor

Brian Tiburzi

Post-Polio Health, Volume 31, Number 2, Spring 2015. The following question has come to Post-Polio Health International a number of times via phone, email and letter. We asked our regular Post-Polio Health columnists Frederick M. Maynard, MD; Rhoda Olkin, PhD; and Stephanie Machell, PsyD, to comment on it for our readers. QUESTION: I am dating a woman who had polio, but …