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Breast Cancer and Sexuality (Portuguese)

Breast Cancer and Sexuality (Portuguese)

Our intention in the Sector of Sexology and Psychosomatic, in the Clinic of Gynecology of Piedade Public School Hospital / Gama Filho University, is to give a psychosomatic clinical support. The majorities of patients are more than 40 years, are married or live with a partner. Most of them went only to elementary school or part of it. Half of them are housewives and the others have informal jobs. They relate that religion gives them force and support in these moments. The majority of them are either Catholics or Protestants. For half of the patients the recommended treatment is mastectomies and axillaries empting. Most of these patients have been married for 20 years or more.

The analysis of the coherence between long marriages and quality of conjugal life, showed that half of them considers very good or good their conjugal relationship, 20% considers it’s as bad or very bad and for the remainder the relationship is regular. Only little more than the half of the patients, say that they have active sexual life. They haven’t had interest or sexual desire for a long time. Frequent complaints are: rudeness, indifference, alcoholism, treason, from the partners and penetration discomfort caused by mechanic relations. When we analyzed the quality of conjugal and sexual life, we observe a positive correlation. Some positive perceptions of themselves, as well as the existence of good conjugal and sexual relations, also seem as factors of support and maintenance of force to fight for life. When the couple has satisfactory life and good sexual activities, before the sprouting of the breast cancer, the sexual experience tends to remain. The return to sexual life is favored by the existing of bond between the couple, and by the feeling of affective security between them.

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