A state of biological, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being in regards to sexual behavior. SEE: sexually transmitted disease.
Any sexual union between two or more partners in which at least one partner's genitalia are stimulated. SYN: coition; coitus; copulation; pareunia.
sexual interest/arousal disorder
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
(sĕks-ū -ăl′ĭ-tē) [L. sexus, sex] 1. The state of having sex; the collective characteristics that mark the differences between the male and the female. 2. The constitution and life of an individual as related to sex; all the dispositions related to intimacy, whether associated with the sex organs or not.
sexuality pattern, ineffective
Expressions of concern regarding one's own sexuality. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.
sexually transmitted disease
ABBR: STD. Any disease that may be acquired as a result of sexual intercourse or other intimate contact with an infected individual. Sexually transmitted disease is more inclusive than venereal disease because it includes diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and ectoparasites. SYN: sexually transmitted infection. SEE: table.
Causative Agents of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
|Organism ||Associated Diseases |
|Bacteria || |
|Klebsiella granulomatis ||Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) |
|Campylobacter species ||Enteritis, proctocolitis |
|Chlamydia trachomatis ||Genital tract infections and Reiter's syndrome |
|Gardnerella vaginalis ||Bacterial (nonspecific) vaginosis |
|Group B streptococcus ||Neonatal sepsis |
|Haemophilus ducreyi ||Chancroid |
|Mycoplasma hominis ||Postpartum fever; meningitis |
|Neisseria gonorrhoeae ||Genital tract infections, disseminated gonococcal infection |
|Shigella species ||Shigellosis; gay bowel syndrome |
|Treponema pallidum ||Syphilis |
|Ureaplasma urealyticum ||Nongonococcal urethritis |
|Viruses || |
|Cytomegalovirus ||Heterophile-negative infectious mononucleosis, birth defects, protean manifestations in the immunocompromised host |
|Hepatitis A ||Acute hepatitis |
|Hepatitis B ||Acute and chronic hepatitis B, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma |
|Hepatitis C ||Acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma |
|Herpes simplex ||Genital herpes, aseptic meningitis |
|Human herpesvirus type 8 ||Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma |
|Human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 ||AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) |
|Human papilloma (70 separate types) ||Condyloma acuminata, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and carcinoma, vulvar carcinoma, penile carcinoma |
|Human T-lymphotrophic retrovirus, type 1 ||Human T-cell leukemia or lymphoma |
|A pox virus ||Genital molluscum contagiosum |
|Protozoa || |
|Entamoeba histolytica ||Amebiasis in people who have oroanal sex |
|Giardia lamblia ||Giardiasis in people who have oroanal sex |
|Trichomonas vaginalis ||Trichomonal vaginitis |
|Ectoparasites || |
|Phthirus pubis ||Pubic lice infestation |
|Sarcoptes scabiei ||Scabies |
The order and extent of the development of a patient's primary and secondary sexual characteristics as compared with the established norms for chronological age. In both sexes, the changes leading to puberty are the result of major hormonal changes that, although somewhat variable in age of occurrence, proceed in a predictable sequence. Assessing the degree of age-related sexual maturity ...