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Tonåringar och unga vuxnas sexuella och reproduktiva hälsa efter behandling för barncancer: En litteraturbaserad studie
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Teenagers and young adults sexual and reproductive health after treatment for childhood cancer (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Getting cancer as young meant a strange break in life and could affect the ability to achieve important life goals like finding a partner and forming a family. Although it has been known that childhood cancer treatment could affect the ability to have biological children for teenagers and young adults. Is been shown that there were limited knowledge of the problems that young people with cancer experience, experience in terms of sexuality and the ability to have children.

Aim: This literature study aimed to highlight how childhood cancer treatment did affected teenagers and young adults sexual and reproductive health.

Method: A method of a qualitative based literature review was applied. In the result ten articles with qualitative data was analyzed using a five step model. That resulted in three main themes and six subthemes.

Results: Three main themes were identified in this study results, there was; fertility impact on the future, changed experiences in the intimate cohabitation and the feeling of lack of communication and information. Six subthemes were identified as; thoughts about becoming a parent in the future, maintaining sexuality and fertility, change identity complicates intimacy, challenging intimacy with a partner, absence of information and communication as well as need of survivors.

Conclusion: This study highlights that teenagers and young adults who survived childhood cancer experience affected reproductive and sexual health. Therefore, it is important that nurses are aware of when and how the subject is being discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 20
Keywords [en]
Childhood cancer survivors, experiences, fertility, intimate relationships, sexuality
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12801Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12801DiVA, id: diva2:1236844
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Nursing science
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Nursing Programme
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Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-06 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved

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