Posts Tagged ‘sexuality’

Sex Matters: Vaginal Dryness

By on August 6th, 2014 Categories: Sex Matters

Many women who have treatment for breast cancer develop early menopause or report that their menstrual cycles have stopped for 12 months in a row. Most women recognize that hot flashes and mood changes are associated with the menopause, but they don’t always identify vaginal dryness and painful sex as part of the constellation of symptoms they are experiencing as they move through the menopausal …

Introducing the Sex Matters Column on Breastcancer.org

By on July 1st, 2014 Categories: Sex Matters

Welcome to the new monthly Sex Matters column on Breastcancer.org. I am honored and overjoyed that Breastcancer.org has the vision to include this important topic for their followers and for all women who are living with breast cancer.

As a sexual medicine gynecologist and a certified sexual therapist, I hope to bring to light some of the complexities of breast cancer sexuality.

Each month in …

Cancer, Baby: Children and the Body After Cancer

By on October 27th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

From the time I was a teenager, I had always been rather proud of my breasts, fairly perky 36Cs. I wasn’t a fan of the rest of my body, wishing endlessly that I were taller, willowier, and had a less poochy tummy. But the boobs, I liked.

I still remember a time in college when I was hanging out with some housemates in my bathrobe, …

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Sexuality Issues

By on June 15th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Most of my clients who have had cancer treatments complain about sexual difficulties. While there are some healthcare providers who are interested in hearing/talking about sexual side effects that you might be experiencing, you may encounter those who don’t seem open to this kind of conversation. Breast cancer survivors deal with sexual side effects such as low desire, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse due to …

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