What is the Reproductive System?
The reproductive system is a system of organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of reproduction. There are many non-living substances including hormones and other fluids that are important in the reproductive system. The major organs include the external genitalia(penis and vulva), internal organs include the gamete that produce gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the reproductive system are very common and widespread. Sexual reproduction is the process of producing offspring. The female organs are responsible for developing the offspring, giving birth, and nursing.

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How does the Reproductive System apply to Occupational Therapy?

As OTA's we wouldn't neccessarily work with patients with reproductive issues...BUT, there are certain areas we could address.

If the patient was paralyzed, we could get adaptive equipment to help that person have a healthy sex life. We could teach different positioning techinques to help the patient and their partner with their sexual activities. It would be very important to address these issues in private so the patient does not get embarrassed. We have tools, guides and videos we could use to help with the treatment session.