Supportive Care

Acknowledging Female Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Cancer

Jennifer Lynne Anderson

women, sexuality, communication
CJON 2013, 17(3), 233-235. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.233-235

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a common side effect of cancer and cancer treatments. Assessing for sexual dysfunctions in women with cancer is a vital component of helping women to have better, more satisfying sexual experiences. FSD is not widely addressed in most healthcare facilities or by healthcare providers, but it is a topic that all providers should be discussing with their female patients.

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