Male Sexual Function after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Childhood : A Multicenter Study

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dc.contributor.author Haavisto, Anu
dc.contributor.author Mathiesen, Sidsel
dc.contributor.author Suominen, Anu
dc.contributor.author Lähteenmäki, Päivi
dc.contributor.author Sorensen, Kaspar
dc.contributor.author Ifversen, Marianne
dc.contributor.author Juul, Anders
dc.contributor.author Nielsen, Malene Mejdahl
dc.contributor.author Müller, Klaus
dc.contributor.author Jahnukainen, Kirsi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-09T07:15:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-09T07:15:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07
dc.identifier.citation Haavisto , A , Mathiesen , S , Suominen , A , Lähteenmäki , P , Sorensen , K , Ifversen , M , Juul , A , Nielsen , M M , Müller , K & Jahnukainen , K 2020 , ' Male Sexual Function after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Childhood : A Multicenter Study ' , Cancers , vol. 12 , no. 7 , 1786 . https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12071786
dc.identifier.other PURE: 144162949
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-7670-4766/work/85521212
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319184
dc.description.abstract There are many known endocrine complications after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in childhood including increased risk of biochemical hypogonadism. However, little is known about sexuality in adulthood following childhood HSCT. In this multicenter study, sexual functions and possible risk factors were assessed comprehensively in two national cohorts (Finland and Denmark) of male adult survivors of childhood HSCT. Compared to a healthy control group (n= 56), HSCT survivors (n= 97) reported less sexual fantasies, poorer orgasms, lower sexual activity with a partner and reduced satisfaction with their sex life, even in the presence of normal erectile functions and a similar frequency of autoerotic acts. Of the HSCT survivors, 35% were cohabitating/married and 66% were sexually active. Risk factors for poorer self-reported sexual functions were partner status (not cohabitating with a partner), depressive symptoms, CNS and testicular irradiation. Sexual dysfunction increased by age in the HSCT group with a pace comparable to that of the control group. However, because of the lower baseline level of sexual functions in the HSCT group, they will reach the level of clinically significant dysfunction at a younger age. Hence, male survivors of childhood HSCT should be interviewed in detail about their sexual health beyond erectile functions. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject HSCT
dc.subject children
dc.subject long-term survivors
dc.subject pediatric cancer
dc.subject sexual dysfunction
dc.subject late effects
dc.subject QUALITY-OF-LIFE
dc.subject BONE-MARROW-TRANSPLANTATION
dc.subject LONG-TERM SURVIVORS
dc.subject CANCER SURVIVORS
dc.subject ADULT SURVIVORS
dc.subject OUTCOMES
dc.subject DYSFUNCTION
dc.subject DEPRESSION
dc.subject MALIGNANCY
dc.subject PROJECT
dc.subject 3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
dc.subject 3122 Cancers
dc.title Male Sexual Function after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Childhood : A Multicenter Study en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Psychology and Logopedics
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Children's Hospital
dc.contributor.organization HUS Children and Adolescents
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki University Hospital Area
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12071786
dc.relation.issn 2072-6694
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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