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Body Image and Acceptance

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Table 22: Body Image and Acceptance

Four studies have recently been published examing body image, acceptance and SCI. Qualitative studies indicate that people with SCI have concerns about their body, its appearance, and its functionality that are particular to sexual behaviour. Studies also indicate that physical dysfunction, in particular loss of bowel and bladder control and inability to walk, pose specific problems for people with SCI, their sexual functioning, and their body image acceptance.