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Opening the Conversation

Researcher
Jessica Gorman, PhD, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Study review

The purpose of this research study was to gain insight into how young female cancer survivors communicate with their male partners and their healthcare providers about reproductive and sexual health after cancer. Results from this research will contribute toward the development of an intervention to support couples struggling with reproductive and sexual health concerns after cancer.

The researchers turned to the Army of Women (AOW) to enroll up to 45 volunteers anywhere in the U.S. The initial Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on February 9, 2018. The researchers closed enrollment on May 2, 2018, after the AOW provided them with 27 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.

Study proposal