Treatment-related changes in sexual health and sexual development are common and profoundly distressing for AYAs, yet the majority of AYAs receive little or no support for these problems. The majority of oncology providers also receive little or no training around how to address sexual health. Dr Bober’s presentation will include how to communicate with AYAs about sexual health, nuts and bolts for how to identify and assess common problems, and practical strategies for helpful intervention.
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