Many people experience changes to their sexual wellbeing associated with breast cancer treatment that can be caused by menopause or menopause-like symptoms. These can include vaginal dryness or discomfort, loss of libido (sex drive), changes to self-esteem and fatigue. Topics like these can often be difficult to discuss with your partner or health professional and it can be reassuring to know you are not alone.
BCNA will be hosting a webcast, Ask the Expert: Menopause – It’s more than a hot flush! on Wednesday 6 December.
This event will be a candid conversation about sexual health and things you can do to empower yourself to manage menopausal side effects.
You will hear from Dr Tonia Mezzini, Sexual Health Physician based in Adelaide. Dr Mezzini has a special focus on chronic pelvic pain, vulval disorders and hormonal concerns across the reproductive life span and further to this, mental health for women. She has a Master of HIV, STI and Sexual Health from Sydney University and a Master of Psychiatry from Melbourne University. Dr Mezzini presents in an open, informative and engaging way about sexual health and wellbeing.
“Talking about sex and intimacy is difficult for all of us, but it’s difficult because it is important. We need to spend time properly talking about sex” Dr Tonia Mezzini.
The webcast will be facilitated by BCNA Consumer Representative, Naveena Nekkalapudi. Following her diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer and the subsequent treatment, Naveena decided to re-evaluate her life and focus on matters that are important to her. She describes it as changing from being career ambitious to being life ambitious. Naveena is a consumer representative of BCNA, Cancer Council Victoria, Breast Cancer Trials, VCCC, and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research to name a few.
This webcast will help to provide you with strategies to manage menopausal symptoms and discuss the support available to assist you with your sexual and emotional wellbeing.
Register for the webcast now via: https://loghic.eventsair.com/bcna/061223/Site/Register
Date and time
Wednesday, 06 December 2023 7:00 PM
As this event is being held online, you can join us from wherever you are in Australia.
ACT, TAS, NSW, VIC