Most Cancer Patients Don't Receive Sexual Health Information Before Treatment
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Cancer and its treatment can have a great impact on sexual health. However, many patients don't learn about this impact before treatment begins, according to new research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
In the study of 200 cancer patients in France, less than half of the participants said they had received sexual health information from their doctor before starting cancer treatment.
The study involved 77 men and 123 women with cancer. All participants were about to start radiotherapy within the next three months.
They answered questions about their cancer, sexual health and concerns, need for sexual healthcare, and the sex health information their doctors provided. They also completed a quality of life questionnaire.
Men were more likely to receive information about sexuality and cancer than women were. And just over half of the respondents said they would take advantage of sexuality care services if available.
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We're excited about the ISSM's 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine and hope you'll join us in Lisbon, Portugal next year!
The meeting, held in conjunction with the 20th Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine, will be held February 28 – March 3, 2018.
We'll be bringing you the latest updates as they happen. You can also check the meeting website for the news and details. A preliminary list of scientific program topics is available here.