McKay, Alexander
September 2002
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p109
Academic Journal
The article presents information on various studies related to sexuality. Some studies focus on recent research on sexual functioning in long-term breast cancer survivors, the treatment of antidepressant-associated sexual dysfunction with sildenafil, dating violence among gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth etc. One of the research work says, with improvements in diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer mortality declined significantly during the 1990s. A growing body of evidence suggests that breast cancer survivors may among the more distressing problems experience difficulties with sexual functioning. The researchers, therefore, sought to study the impact of breast cancer on sexual functioning from a longer-term perspective. Another study informs that about 18 million Americans are diagnosed with a major depressive disorder every year and 12 to 18 million are prescribed antidepressant medication. Up to 70% of patients taking antidepressants do not take the medication as prescribed and the primary reasons cited for discontinuation are adverse effects such as sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and sleep disturbances.


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