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Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction: Making the Connection

Katz, Anne PhD, RN, FAAN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 10 - p 45–50
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000525873.36360.5a
Sexually Speaking

Understanding the relationship between the two may motivate patients to discuss weight loss.

Obesity affects patients' general health, but does it affect their sexuality? A review of the evidence on obesity and sexual functioning, plus nursing considerations for addressing weight-loss strategies with patients.

Anne Katz is a clinical nurse specialist at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Contact author: anne.katz@cancercare.mb.ca. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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