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Sexuality after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation

A study of the lasting effects on sexuality of HSCT treatment found patients struggled to discuss issues with healthcare staff

A study of the lasting effects on sexuality of HSCT treatment found patients struggled to discuss issues with healthcare staff

Changes and challenges to the experience and expression of sexuality persist for many years following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), according to this Canadian study.

Many patients experience significant unhappiness with the changes to the body wrought by the disease process and its treatments, as well as dissatisfaction with their sexual and intimate life.

To better appreciate the impact of undergoing HSCT procedures on the sexuality of patients, and the experience of discussing such concerns with healthcare providers, researchers in Calgary conducted a mixed method design study.

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