Primary Care Cancer Education. Let’s talk about sex (and cancer)

Posted 4 May 2022.

Event Date: Thursday 26 May, 2022
Time:7.00 - 8.00pm
Venue:Zoom online. You will receive the Zoom access link the day before the webinar.
Target Audience:GPs, practice nurses, counsellors, therapists
Registration information:registrations are essential
Contact Details:For enquiries contact the Cancer Education team
T: 08 9388 4313

Presenter - Dr Lesley Ramage, Women's Health General Practitioner

Sexual health is an important aspect of life and is one of the most common and distressing side effects of treatment among female cancer survivors. All forms of cancer treatment have the potential to affect a women's sexual function - both physically and psychologically. At this webinar, Women's Health General Practitioner, Dr Lesley Ramage will discuss the cancers that have the greatest impact on female sexual function, and the assessment and management of common sexual difficulties experienced by female cancer survivors. Dr Ramage will also highlight how to initiate a conversation with your patient about sex and sexual difficulties they may be experiencing due to their cancer and cancer treatment.

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the cancers that have the greatest impact on female sexual function

2. Summarise the cancer treatment side effects that commonly impacts on female sexual function

3. Describe interventions that are appropriate to manage psychosexual concerns and function

4. Recall communication techniques used to initiate a conversation about psychosexual sequelae


This activity has been accredited under ACRRM PDP, and the RACGP CPD Program - Activity ID: 334526



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