COVID-19 pandemisinde cinsellik ve cinsel sağlık

Bu derlemenin amacı literatür doğrultusunda COVID-19 pandemisi nedeniyle öz izolasyon ya da sosyal uzaklaşma sürecinin, cinsellik ve cinsel sağlık üzerine etkisini açıklamaktır. Dünya Sağlık Örgütü (WHO) tarafından küresel bir salgın ilan edilen Coronavirus hastalığı 2019 (COVID-19), Şiddetli Akut Solunum Sendromu Coronavirus-2 (SARSCoV-2) olarak bilinen yeni bir koronavirüs tarafından ortaya çıkmıştır. Salgın süresince, bulaşma riskini azaltmak için insanlardan birbirlerine karşı aralarına sosyal mesafe koymaları beklenmektedir. Ancak sosyal mesafeden etkilenebilecek davranışlardan biri cinsel aktivitedir. Çünkü COVID-19, büyük solunum damlacıkları ve enfekte sekresyonlarla doğrudan temas yoluyla bulaşan bir solunum virüsü olup öpüşme ve fiziksel temasla geçme riski olan bir enfeksiyon hastalığıdır. Bu risk nedeniyle de insanların birbirleriyle uzaklaştığı bu dönemde cinsel isteksizlikle birlikte cinsel aktivite sıklığında da azalma görülmektedir.

Sexuality and sexual health in the COVID-19 pandemic

The purpose of this review is to explain the effect of self-isolation or social withdrawal on sexuality and sexual health due to the COVID-19 pandemic in line with the literature. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has been declared a global epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been introduced by a new coronavirus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARSCoV-2). During the epidemic, people are expected to distance themselves from each other to reduce the risk of transmission. However, one of the behaviors that can be affected by social distance is sexual activity. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory virus transmitted through direct contact with large respiratory droplets and infected secretions, an infectious disease at risk of kissing and physical contact. Due to this risk, the frequency of sexual activity decreases along with sexual reluctance during this period when people are diverging

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