Psychosexual Care

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
  • Raj Persad


Current systematic reviews on psychosexual concerns cover a range of topics. The most important findings are as follows.

Current systematic reviews on psychosexual concerns cover a range of topics. The most important findings are as follows.

Some tend to focus on aetiology of psychosexual concerns post treatment [1]. Whereas others tend to review psychosocial interventions that can be used to improve communication within this cohort [2]. Other reviews look at quality of life across several cancer types. Specifically for prostate cancer, it was found that patients did have psychosexual concerns post treatment that were unaddressed [3]. Others (Steinke et al. [4]) review literature on rehabilitation, concluding there are no consensus guidelines regarding this. Goldfarb et al. [5], examined sexual health in cancer survivors, and found early intervention (was required post therapy, with fertility preservation in the young. Latini [6] went one step further. They identified psychosexual interventions in studies as a primary goal had better results. Furthermore, they identified that this needed to be personalised and tailored.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Free Hospital and UCLLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUnited Kingdom

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