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Kvinnors upplevelse av sexualitet efter avslutad behandling av gynekologisk cancer: En litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Women's experience of sexuality after completion of treatment of gynecological cancer : A literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background; Gynecological cancer is a common term for cancer in the female genitals and 2013 there were about 2800 women in Sweden that was diagnosed. This form of cancer and the treatment that is used, affects the sexuality and also the fertility of the women.

Aim; The purpose with the essay was to illustrate the experience of the sexuality after the treatment of gynecological cancer.

Method; The method used in the essay was a systematic translation of different literature. Of all the articles used there were eight that was qualitative, two quantitative and one was a combination of both methods. The analytic process was accomplish with the support of the Friberg (2006) analytic method.

Results; The analysis resulted in two categories; Physical changes after the treatment and the treatments impact on the sexuality of the women. The physical changes that occurred because of the treatment was recurring and it showed that it was primarily surgery that hurt the woman body. It was also shown that the biggest impact that the treatment had on sexuality was pain and reduced desire for sex. And it also showed that sexuality got a new meaning for the women and they found new ways to express their feelings towards their partner.

Conclusion; It was showed that the sexual experience primarily was affected by the physical consequences that the treatment had and not only because of the cancer itself. And it can because of this conclution be of significance that the nurse focus on the effects of the treatment, like vaginal anatomy and physical and psychological effects to be able to support the womans sexual well-being

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
experiences, female, gynecologic cancer, sexual health, sexuality
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6574Local ID: EXO500OAI: diva2:743101
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-09-03 Last updated: 2015-01-08Bibliographically approved

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