Moira Tzitzika, a psychologist and psychosexologist certified from the European Society of Sexual Medicine, wrote this interesting piece, published on EPF’s website, on the sexual health and well-being of young people with chronic conditions.

Romantic and sexual relationships play an important developmental role in emerging adulthood and of course sexual activity has a strong impact when it comes to determining a basic quality of life, self-esteem, self-image and quality of interpersonal relationships. The presence of a physical illness/chronic disease has the potential to complicate the lifelong course of sexual development and the ways in which one defines and expresses sexuality with sexual dysfunction or dissatisfaction being common, associated with increased anxiety and reduced quality of life.

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