Effects of Spinal Cord Injury on Female Sexual Response

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified October 2006 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: October 13, 2006
Last verified: October 2006

The long term aims of this project are to 1) Understand the effect of varying degrees and levels of SCI and dysfunction(SCI/D)on females sexual response: 2) Identify the specific neuronal pathways involved in female sexual responses; and 3) Develop and evaluate new assessment and treatment methods for neurogenic sexual dysfunction in women.

Condition Intervention
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord Injury
Procedure: Sympathetic manipulation on sexual arousal in women

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Effects of SCI on Female Sexual Response

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Further study details as provided by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Our central hypothesis are:
  • 1) In females the SNS regulates psychogenic genital vasocongestion 2) In females the orgasmic reflex requires the presence of an intact sacral spinal cord, 3) In females a pattern generator is responsible for the orgasmic reflex.

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: August 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • MS or SCI
  • Normal menstrual periods
  • Normal hand function
  • Have ability to feel sensation from lower abdomen to upper thigh region.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  • Menopausal
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00142714

Contact: Paula Spath 1-866-706-5544 pspath@uab.edu

United States, Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
Contact: Paula Spath    205-934-2088    pspath@uab.edu   
Principal Investigator: Marca Sipski, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Marca Sipski, MD The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00142714     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5R01HD030149-09
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: October 13, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):
sexual response
sexual dysfunction in females
spinal cord injury

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Spinal Cord Injuries
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Central Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 27, 2015