The Gynae Narratives projects found that there were gaps in provision of care for women having treatment for gynaecological cancer surrounding sexual pleasure, sexual wellbeing and sexual care. Women who had treatment for gynaecological cancer talked about these elements of their life being ‘over’ and not being covered by existing services.
This project builds on those findings, bringing together the research team with the professional body for Radiographers and experienced sexual pleasure workshop facilitators, Me&Her to hold a series of conversations with health care practitioners. Building on the narratives we aim to share practice and experience around talking about sexual pleasure with patients having treatment for cancer: explore language, unpack assumptions and develop key competencies for health professionals in discussing sexual pleasure.
This project is funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account held by Lancaster University.