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Body Image in Women with Breast Cancer

slide0001_image001 40° Annual Conference International Academy of Sex Research

Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 25-28, 2014

Body Image in Women with Breast Cancer at Surgery and Two Decades later: Therapeutic Strategies for Sexual Rehabilitation

slide0001_image003Breasts mean identity, attractiveness, sexuality, and motherhood but cancer changes forever  the way a woman looks at them: a deadly illness is nestled there and the surgical scar will not allow to forget.

The emotional reaction to the scar was explored in 50 lumpectomized  women.

Twenty-eight women were menstruating, mean age was 43 yrs (28-52) and mean relationship duration was  18 yrs (7-29); the remaining 22 were menopausal, mean age was 59 (45-72) and mean relationship duration was 35 yrs (23-46).

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Provoked Vulvodynia

PVD is a medical condition that results in distressing pain in the area around the vagina, brought on by touching. It’s a type of Vulvodynia, which is simply Latin for “pain in the external female genitals”. PVD stands for Provoked Vestibulodynia, and is one of the most common forms of this type of pain. The… Leggi tutto »Provoked Vulvodynia