Changes in sexual desire after voluntary sterilization

F. D. Bean, M. P. Clark, S. South, G. Swicegood, D. Williams

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Sterilized and non-sterilized males and females are compared with respect to the effects of voluntary sterilization on longitudinally reported changes in desire for sexual intercourse in order to ascertain which of several alternative hypotheses provides the best prediction of postoperation perceptions of changes in sexual desire. The results indicate that sterilized women are less likely than sterilized men to report enhanced desire, a result that supports the idea that a gender-specific explanation of sterilization effects is required to account for the sexual consequences of sterilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-193
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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