Sexual dysfunction is a potential side effect of gynecologic cancers and their treatment. It could involve a significant decrease in, for example, a person’s desire to have sex, ability to become or stay sexually aroused, or the ability to experience orgasms. Counseling may be helpful. The aim of this study is to evaluate an online intervention to help survivors of gynecologic cancers who report problems with their sexual function.
The intervention is a psychoeducational tool that encourages survivors to pay attention to and modify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The online program consists of 12 modules that each take about an hour to complete. Participants complete one module a week over a three-month period. They will do certain exercises as instructed in each module and then report their feedback. All responses are kept completely confidential and are only shared with the study researcher and study coordinator.
This program is administered in collaboration with Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s colleagues in British Columbia.