Published on: January 30, 2015

IndianJPalliatCare_2015_21_1Falls from trees and from construction sites, road traffic accidents – young people in their prime of life get paralysed for life. Understandably, their life turns upside down; their “story is broken”. The sensitive ones among us give a thought to their disability, the physical discomfort, to their financial problems and to common social issues.

Do we ever think of them as men and women, who need to feel being a man or a woman, who have sexual needs? See the article by M. M. Sunil Kumar, Patricia Boston and M. R. Rajagopal on “Views and attitudes towards sexual functioning in men living with spinal cord injury in Kerala, south India” in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care.

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