Gynecologic Oncology Sexuality Resources
This handout is a recommended list of resources for gynecologic oncology patients and their families who have questions or concerns with sexuality. It is not uncommon for women to have difficulties, short or long term, after treatment for their gynecologic cancer. Patients are encouraged to speak with their doctor, physician assistant or nurse about any sexuality issues. Please be advised that this is not a complete list of resources but is a list we have found helpful for many of our patients. These resources have been reviewed by our staff for appropriateness.
Sexuality and Fertility after Cancer by Leslie R. Stover, PhD Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1997.
For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life by Jennifer Berman, MD and Laura Berman, PhD, 2001.
Our Bodies, Our Selves by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, 1998
I’m Not in the Mood: What Every Woman Should Know about Improving Her Libido, by Judith Reichman, 1999
Network for Excellence in Women’s Sexual Health: www.newshe.com
Women’s Cancer Network: www.wcn.org
Gynecologic Cancer Support: www.eyesontheprize.org
Our Bodies, Our Selves: www.ourbodiesourselves.org
The American Association of Sex Educators, counselors, and Therapists (AASECT): www.aasect.org
Information on Female Sexual Dysfunction: www.fsdinfo.org
A Woman’s Touch: www.a-womans-touch.com
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
Early Menopause: www.earlymenopause.com
Cancerbacup-Helping People Live with Cancer: www.cancerbacup.org.uk/Resourcessupport/Copingwithcancer/Sexuality
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 03/13/2012
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