How Breast Cancer Really Affects Your Sex Life

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SOURCES:

Sharon Bober, PhD, director of the Sexual Health Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. https://www.dana-farber.org/find-a-doctor/sharon-bober/ 

Kristen Carpenter, PhD, director of the Women’s Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. https://medicine.osu.edu/find-faculty/clinical/psychiatry-and-behavioral-health/kristen-carpenter-phd

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, president-elect of the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. https://feminapt.com/

American Cancer Society: “Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer.” https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/treatment/hormone-therapy-for-breast-cancer.html

American Cancer Society: “Managing Female Sexual Problems Related to Cancer.” https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/fertility-and-sexual-side-effects/sexuality-for-women-with-cancer/problems.html

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “The Use of Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen Dependent Breast Cancer.” https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/committee-opinion/articles/2016/03/the-use-of-vaginal-estrogen-in-women-with-a-history-of-estrogen-dependent-breast-cancer

American Cancer Society: “Body Image and Sexuality After Breast Cancer.” https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/living-as-a-breast-cancer-survivor/body-image-and-sexuality-after-breast-cancer.html

American Cancer Society: “How does the Reach to Recovery Program support people facing breast cancer?” https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/reach-to-recovery.html

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