Meeting Archive:
ASPHO Webinar: Addressing Sexual Health in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients with Cancer and Blood Disorders

Meeting Description:

Adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors (AYAs) consistently indicate the need for improved provider-patient communication on sexual health topics, including dating, safe sex practices during treatment, contraception, body image, sexuality, fertility, and psychosexual adjustment. Unfortunately, providers often underestimate the relevance of sexual health issues among AYAs and rarely include sexual health in routine conversations through treatment and survivorship. Here we will share data on the sexual health care practices and information needs of AYAs, review frameworks for how providers may communicate with AYAs about sexual health issues, and identify appropriate resources and referrals for AYAs reporting sexual dysfunction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the importance of sexual health communication in adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors.
  • Develop strategies for discussing sexual health with AYA patients and survivors.
  • Identify specific resources and referrals to support AYAs reporting problems with sexual function.
Date: Wed, Jan 23, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): The American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
 Presenter Information
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Stefanie Thomas, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Natasha Frederick MD, MPH
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

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Sharon Bober, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute