Maximising Sexual Wellbeing after diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. Developing and Testing Support Resources: A Global Approach

Eilis McCaughan, Sean O'Connor, Roma Maguire, Carrie Flannagan, John Connaghan, Olufikayo Bamidele, Steve Ellis, Mary Steele, Daniela Wittmann, Samantha J. Thompson, Suneil Jain, Mike Kirby, Nuala Brady, Kader Parahoo

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Abstract

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Many patients experience significant, long-term side effects of treatment, including sexual dysfunction. These effects, in particular, erectile dysfunction and low desire, can lead to anxiety, relational dis-satisfaction and low self-esteem which can have a substantial impact on overall quality of life1. Currently, services provided globally to address sexual health concerns are variable and highly fragmented; and many men report not receiving adequate care. Men are often left in the dark about the possible psychosexual consequences of treatment and do not know how, and where, to seek information and support to self-manage their condition. Although initiating conversations and providing support around sexual health is an important component of care; health professionals report often feeling unequipped to deal with these issues, and say they lack appropriate resources to offer men and partners2.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberS21
JournalThe journal of sexual medicine
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2019
EventSexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) - Miami
Duration: 11 Nov 2019 → …

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