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  1. Westermann, Melissa MD
  2. Wolford, Juliet MD
  3. Krychman, Michael MD


Sexual health is paramount to the well-being of the geriatric gynecologic oncology cancer survivor and yet often overlooked by providers. Sexual dysfunction in this population originates from baseline normal aging, with concomitant exacerbation from the physical, psychological, and behavioral effects of cancer treatments. Rehabilitation is manifested in a multitude of therapies, including psychological evaluations, physical therapy, behavioral modifications, medical therapies, and sexual pharmacology. Provider and patient recognition of sexual dysfunction can aid in the exploration of treatments to help expedite improvement in quality of life and sexuality, establishing recovery toward a new normal.