Module 6 Discussion

Topic: Safe sex practices on treatment

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are at heightened risk of contracting STIs due to being immunocompromised. Watch the social worker discusses the importance of safe-sex practices on treatment with her female breast cancer patient, Ashley, who identifies as lesbian. Think about how individualize discussions to a patient’s age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual activity level/interest, and disease type and treatment. What would be considerations for a heterosexual female?

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