Cancer and Female Sexual Function

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2024 Jun;51(2):365-380. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2024.03.003. Epub 2024 Apr 10.


Sexual health is a concern that often goes unaddressed among female cancer survivors. Management of these issues depends upon the type of malignancy, stage and other tumor characteristics, treatment, and the history, concerns, and goals of the individual patient.

Keywords: Breast cancer survivors; Cancer survivorship; Female sexual dysfunction; Female sexual health; Gynecologic cancer survivors; Sexual rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cancer Survivors*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / complications
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Quality of Life
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological* / etiology
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological* / therapy
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / etiology
  • Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological / therapy
  • Sexual Health