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Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1995 Sep;24(5):659-63.

Sexuality of women after mastectomy.

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Department of Surgery National University Hospital, Singapore.

Abstract

Changes in sexual functioning, attitudes and sexual behaviour in local women after mastectomy and conservative breast surgery for breast cancer were assessed in this study. Given the social bearing, only married women agreed to be entered into the study. The complexities of variables other than breast loss, contributing to sexual difficulties were recognized and assessed. Through questionnaires designed for local women, a significant proportion of mastectomy women were found to have disturbances in at least one area in their sexual functioning after surgery. A significant number experienced changes in their sexual habits as well.

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