People with haemophilia may also experience challenges when forming intimate relationships. Among the survey’s adult respondents, 36% report that haemophilia affects their opportunities to develop close relationships with prospective partners. The reasons cited include concern about the impact of haemophilia and the ability to support a family in the future, as well as feeling different and being faced with a lack of understanding about their condition.

More than half of the respondents who replied to questions on sexual health report that haemophilia has a negative effect on the quality of their sex life.

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