EP220 - Reclaiming Your Pleasure After Cancer Treatment with Dr. Anne Katz
Welcome to episode 220 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Anne Katz to the podcast. In this episode Dr. Anne speaks with me about re-engaging with your sexuality after Cancer, how sexual health for cancer survivors can become a lost priority and learning to re-write your sexual script.
Dr. Anne Katz is the certified sexuality counsellor and Clinical Nurse Specialist at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Katz is the immediate past editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum, the premier research journal of the Oncology Nursing Society. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.
She is the author of 14books for health care providers and health care consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality as well as cancer survivorship. Her latest book, the second edition of Woman Cancer Sex, was published in late 2020 and she is completing her latest book about sexuality and illness.
In this episode, you will hear:
- How Dr. Anne became involved in this line of work
- Re-engaging with your sexuality after cancer
- The first steps women can take on this journey
- How sexual health for cancer survivors can become a lost priority
- The way in which guilt can show up around sexuality and cancer
- Analyzing the sexual pain survivors experience
- Learning to re-write your sexual script
- Exploring non- penetrative sex
- Looking at treatments and medications available
- Re-connecting with your body for better sex
- How people can benefit from sensate focus exercises
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