One in three men have concerns about their sexual health (e.g. erectile dysfunction) after prostate cancer treatment. Many men are reluctant to get help for their sexual concerns, and when they do, often men do not continue with treatment.
To date there is little research to help us understand men’s concerns about their sexual health after prostate cancer and how they prefer to address these concerns. The online Men and Sexual Health – Prostate Cancer study will explore men’s concerns about their sexual health, what contributes to their decisions to seek support, and from whom they prefer to receive this support. This is an international study which is supported by cancer control organisations, health professionals, and universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.
The Men and Sexual Health – Prostate Cancer study is an online survey that will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes of your time. The survey asks about your sexual concerns, side effects after prostate cancer treatment, quality of life, decisions to use services, and the services that you prefer. If you are aged over 18 years, have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and would like to share your experience and help other men affected, please visit www.menandprostatecancer.org
In addition to this, in the survey you will be asked for your permission to contact you again to complete another survey in 6 months and 12 months to see if your sexual concerns and need for support services change over time.