Accession Number : ADA097611


Title :   Sexuality as an Independent Variable: The Contribution to (or Protection against) Chronic Disease,


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Datel,William E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a097611.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jan 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : It is a plausible notion that sexual activity contributes to health outcome in a manner beyond merely serving as a mode for transmission of infectious agents. Professional speculation by medical practitioners supports such a notion but next to nothing is known about what sexual pattern leads to what health outcome. As a result, clinicians have little basis from which to render sound guidance on matters having to do with sexuality, and the disciplines of preventive medicine and preventive psychiatry are unable to educate accurately the public on how to adjust or expand sexual practices in order to promote health and ward off chronic disease. To achieve scientific understanding of the relationship, a long-term epidemiologic cohort study that would array the distribution of sexual activity against the distribution of health outcome is suggested. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SEX , LITERATURE SURVEYS , DISEASES , VARIABLES , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , PATTERNS , PATHOLOGY , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , PSYCHIATRY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE