This is Awkward...  Having Difficult Conversations about AYA Sexual Health (227)

2:30 – 3:30 pm Friday, September 4

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a key aspect of physical health, emotional health, and quality of life in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer and blood disorders both during and after treatment. AYAs increasingly identify concerns with sexual function, contraception, fertility, and psychosexual adjustment and report conversations on these topics rarely take place with providers.

Nurses and nurse practitioners are a trusted source of information for AYA patients and are in a unique position to address concerns that AYA patients may not divulge to other health care providers. Attendees will identify strategies to initiate these difficult conversations and gain confidence in engaging in supportive and nonjudgmental communication around sexual health topics.

Stacy Whiteside, MS APRN CPON® CPNP-AC/PC
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