Sex and AYAs with Cancer: Mitigating Risk and Managing Sexual Dysfunction - SPOC

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) years bring with them many developmental milestones. Among those milestones are the exploration of sexuality, sexual identity, and romantic relationships. Although we might think otherwise, AYAs with cancer are engaging in sexual activity at rates similar to their peers, but face challenges that their peers do not (increased risk of infection, bleeding, etc). Studies have shown that AYAs want sexual health information. It’s incumbent upon cancer care providers to initiate these conversations, but many feel ill prepared. Let's talk about sex.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify two potential effects of cancer treatment on human sexual function
  • Describe one model or pneumonic device to facilitate discussions around sexual health with young adults
  • List one intervention to manage dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 NCPD/CNE

    Greensboro Area Health Education Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

    Event Coordinator: Lisa Guy, RN, BSN, CCRN

  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

Course opens: 
06/17/2022
Course expires: 
06/16/2023
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Melissa Matson, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Adolescent and Young Adult Program
Pediatrics Hematology Oncology
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Presenter Disclosure Information

Melissa Matson, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

 

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1.00 NCPD/CNE
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Available Credit

  • 1.00 NCPD/CNE

    Greensboro Area Health Education Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

    Event Coordinator: Lisa Guy, RN, BSN, CCRN

  • 1.00 Participation

    UNC Lineberger Cancer Network certificate of participation.

    Tim Poe, Director of Telehealth

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