Websites:

Is There Sex After Cancer? –clinicians struggle to address women’s concerns by Pam Harrison Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

I Asked My Doctor About Low Libido During Breast-Cancer Treatment by Dr. Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH on womensnews.org

Dr. Ann Katz, RN, PhD

Life After Cancer Treatment: Body Changes and Intimacy (National Cancer Institute)

Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine (PRISM)

Recover Sex: Recover your sexual health following surgery, cancer, and other medical conditions.

Sex and Cancer Resource List (The Center for Sexual Health and Pleasure)

Sexual Health FAQs (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

Sexuality for the Woman with Cancer (American Cancer Society)

Talking About Mesothelioma and Sex with Your Partner (The Mesothelioma Center)

Asking Your Doctor How Mesothelioma Affects Your Sex Life (The Mesothelioma Center)

Empowering cancer survivors and their loved ones, with expert guidance on the journey to sexual wellness and parenthood (Will2love.com)

Multimedia/Video:

Changes in Intimate and Sexual Relationships after Cancer (Patient Power)

MD Anderson Cancer Center’s “Sexuality, Cancer, and Cancer Treatments: Your Questions Answered” video series:

Moving Forward: Dating and Sex after Cancer (Livestrong)

Sex, Relationships, and Cancer (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Books and Pamphlets:

Sex Matters for Women by Sallie Foley, MSW, Sally Kope, MSW, and Dennis Sugrue, PhD

Sexuality and Fertility after Cancer by Leslie Schover, PhD

Sexy Ever After: Intimacy Post-Cancer by Keri Peterson, M.D. and Patty Brisben

Woman Cancer Sex by Anne Katz, R.N., PhD


Contributions to the Field

Huffman LB, Hartenbach EM, Carter J, et al. Maintaining sexual health throughout gynecologic cancer survivorship: A comprehensive review and clinical guide. Gynecol Oncol. 2016;140:359-368.

Letter to the Editor: Female Sexual Dysfunction: Focus on Low Desire (Lindau, Coady, Kushner). Published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, June 2015.

Coady D, Kennedy V. Sexual health in women affected by cancer: focus on sexual pain. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128(4):775-791. sexualCoady D, Kennedy V. Sexual health in women affected by cancer: focus on sexual pain. Obstet Gynecol. 2016;128(4):775-791. 

Identification and Assessment Tools

Flynn KE, Lindau ST, Lin L, et al. Development and validation of a single-item screener for self-reporting sexual problems in U.S. Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30(10):1468-1476.

Flynn KE, Carter J, Lin L, et al. Assessment of vulvar discomfort with sexual activity among women in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017;216(4):391.e1-391.e8

Eaton AA, Baser RE, Seidel B, Stabile C, Canty JP, Goldfrank DJ, Carter J. Validation of Clinical Tools for Vaginal and Vulvar Symptom Assessment in Cancer Patients and Survivors. J Sex Med. 2016 Dec 20. pii: S1743-6095(16)30834-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.11.317. [Epub ahead of print]piiEaton AA, Baser RE, Seidel B, Stabile C, Canty JP, Goldfrank DJ, Carter J. Validation of Clinical Tools for Vaginal and Vulvar Symptom Assessment in Cancer Patients and Survivors. J Sex Med. 2016 Dec 20. pii: S1743-6095(16)30834-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.11.317. [Epub ahead of print]

How to ask and what to do: a guide for clinical inquiry and intervention regarding female sexual health after cancer (Bober, Reese, Barbera, Bradford, Carpenter, Goldfarb, Carter). Published in Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, March 2016.