Stem cell transplant complications can include sexual dysfunction

10/28/2013 | Medical News Today

Graft-versus-host disease may lead to sexual dysfunction in men and women who receive stem cell transplants, according to a study in the journal Blood. Based on the results of questionnaires, almost half of stem cell transplant survivors were sexually inactive three years after transplant. Total body radiation was associated with higher rates of dysfunction among men. The findings suggest the need for discussions between patients and care providers as well as for specialist treatment, the study's lead author said.

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