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Ana Alexandra Carvalheira
Ana Alexandra Carvalheira

General Information

Academic Category: 
Gulbenkian Professorship
Scientific-Pedagogical Department : 
Clinical and Health Psychology

Career & Education

PhD in Psychology, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain ( 2006)

Research Focus

Male and female sexual response
Sexual problems and sexual dysfunctions
Psychology of Sexuality
Sexuality and aging

Key Publications

Carvalheira, Ana; Traeen, Bente; Štulhofer, Aleksandar. 2014. "Correlates of Men's Sexual Interest: A Cross-Cultural Study", The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 1: 154 - 164.doi: 10.1111/jsm.12345


Carvalheira, Ana; Leal, Isabel. 2013. "Masturbation Among Women: Associated Factors and Sexual Response in a Portuguese Community Sample", Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 39, 4: 347 - 367. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2011.628440


Carvalheira, Ana A; Pereira, Nuno M; Maroco, João; Forjaz, Vera. 2012. "Dropout in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction with PDE5: A Study on Predictors and a Qualitative Analysis of Reasons for Discontinuation", The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9, 9: 2361 - 2369. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02787.


Carvalheira, Ana A; Brotto, Lori A; Leal, Isabel. 2010. "Women's Motivations for Sex: Exploring the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Text Revision Criteria for Hypoactive Sexual Desire and Female Sexual Arousal Disorders", The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 4pt1: 1454 - 1463. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01693.


Carvalheira, Ana; Brotto, Lori A; Maroco, João. 2011. "Portuguese Version of Cues for Sexual Desire Scale: The Influence of Relationship Duration", The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 1: 123 - 131. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01909.