Sex after stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Research

Resource type

Stroke can bring about physical or emotional changes that can have an impact on your relationships and sex life. For many people, it can be upsetting or embarassing to talk about sexual issues. However, it's important to get any advice and support you need when it comes to sex after stroke.

This guide looks at the different ways a stroke can lead to sexual problems in both women and men. It explains how medication, treatments and simple lifestyle changes can help with a range of difficulties, and provides a list of organisations that can offer further advice and support.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
November 2017
Next review due
September 2020

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