Unconsummated marriage and its etiological factors: A case series

Sahana, M and Bhat, SM and Haridas, K (2013) Unconsummated marriage and its etiological factors: A case series. Middle East Journal of Psychiatry & Alzheimers, 4 (2). pp. 18-22.

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Unconsummated marriage is a common medical and social problem in andrology clinics in conservative communities. However, its etiological factors remain unclear. Erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, premature ejaculation and desire disorders are factors, inherent in addition, to psychogenic, organic and social factors which represent etiological factors. This case series aimed to define the probable etiology of unconsummated marriage. With similar clinic picture, six couples were involved in this study, three males and three females, aged 17 - 36 years. Duration of marriage was 6 days to one and half years; arranged marriages used matched horoscopes. ICD-10 diagnosis- adjustment disorder -depressed type, intentional self harm, Dysthymia and Anxious Avoidant Personality Disorder; Specific Phobia with Anankastic traits and Bipolar Affective Disorder. Substance abuse among males. In women ignorance and lack of knowledge about anatomy and physiology of sex and misconceptions had contributed to the problem. The problems and resistance during therapy and its implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unconsummated marriages; erectile dysfunction; vaginismus; premature ejaculation.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Clinical Psychology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2014 10:44
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2014 10:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140251

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