For persons suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), the struggles they have with overwhelming physical and emotional problems can overshadow another problem: sexual dysfunction. More than three million Americans are living with TBI, and 50 to 60 percent of them have sexual difficulties including reduced interest in sex, pain during sex, erectile dysfunction, and a diminished sense of sex appeal. Research has also shown that partners of those with TBI also experience changes in emotion, personality, and family roles. Their spouse has become a different person, not the person he or she originally fell in love with. A caregiving role can cause an imbalance in the relationship, further affecting sexual desire.

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