Sexual morbidity after surgery for gynaecologic cancer

Authors: P. Velechovská;  P. Weiss;  D. Cibula
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika VFN a 1. LF UK, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2010; 75(3): 171-176


Sexual dysfunctions after surgery for gynaecologic cancer.

Review article.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague.

An overview of published data.

Sexual functions are the basic part of quality of life. Even there exist just limited studies dedicated to postsurgical sexual morbidity, it is conclusive in most of them, that surgical therapy for gynaecologic malignant tumours is connected with long-lasting anatomical and physiological changes, which can cause sexual dysfunctions in women. These are often complex and some of them last for more than two years after the operation. Well-timed sexuological counseling and openness of health care providers in sexual topics are very important parts of complex care of oncogynaecologic patients and their partners.

Key words:
sexual dysfunctions, gynaecologic cancer, sexuological counseling.


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