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2021 May 31

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

Chronic primary or secondary non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain is associated with disrupted sexual function and relationships: a systematic review.


Briggs AM, Slater H, Van Doornum S, Pearson L, Tassone EC, Romero L, Chua J, Ackerman IN
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 May 31.
PMID: 34057305.


Evidence points to the impact of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions on sexual function, yet there is little systematic appraisal and synthesis of evidence examining these associations across non-inflammatory conditions. We aimed to systematically review evidence surrounding the association between chronic primary and secondary musculoskeletal pain with intimate relationships and sexual function.