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Sex guide for cancer kids

September 12th, 2005

Dr Petra

A survey of teenagers by the charity CancerBACUP showed over 70% of teens with cancer are worried about how their sex lives could be affected.

To address these concerns the charity has produced a new leaflet called ‘Relationships, sex and fertility’ and aims to explain about sex issues and cancer for the 2200 teenagers diagnosed with cancer every year.

Teens will learn how to cope with body image, puberty, and starting new relationships; and find out about the effect of cancer on their sexual functioning and fertility. They’ll also be reassured that they’re not alone and are entitled to sex positive information – and to enjoy sex and relationships.

You can find out more about teenagers and cancer at CancerBACUP’s teen site, and there’s more resources about sex, relationships and fertility at the CancerBACUP main site (search for sex or fertility and check out their resources pages).

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