Objective: This study explores the sexual and social adjustments of the partners of gynecological cancer survivors in Indonesia. Method: Phenomenological research interviewed seven male participants whose spouses sought gynecological cancer treatment at the Army Hospital in Jakarta from July to August 2020. The collected data were transcribed and thematically analyzed. Results: The male partners described their loss of sexual desire and intimacy. They indicated a constructed sexual and social adjustments, including having sexual distractions, alternative sexual activities, and performing extended roles in the family after their partner's diagnosis and treatment. Conclusions: These research findings suggest that oncology and family nursing interventions should mitigate the gynecological cancer survivors and partners’ sexual and social distress to enhance the couple's relationship and well-being after a gynecological cancer diagnosis.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Sexual and social adjustments of Indonesian male partners of gynecological cancer survivor
|Number of pages
|Accepted/In press - 2021
- Cancer survivors
- Sexual health
- Sexual partners