Usually, it is safe to indulge in sexual activities when a person is undergoing chemotherapy though it is always wise to discuss your concerns about sex and chemotherapy with a specialised doctor.
The most important factor to be considered before engaging in any sort of sexual activity during chemotherapy is to access your feelings. Sometimes, the person undergoing chemotherapy is so stressed out that he/she may not feel interested in sex. If you are not interested in sex, don’t force yourself into it. Remember that there is more to an intimate relationship than sex.
Try to look for other ways to strengthen your relationship. You can express your love by cuddling, kissing and other shared activities.
Sexual partner/s of a person undergoing chemotherapy stands at a greater risk of developing an allergic reaction. Discuss with your doctor to know the ways you can protect your partner from getting any infection. It is equally important to know whether your partner is prepared for possible allergic reactions or not.
Pregnancy during chemotherapy can pose potential challenges on the developing baby. If you have chances of conceiving, make sure you use a reliable method of birth control. Take doctors advice before taking any kind of hormonal or oral contraceptive.
Before engaging in any sexual activity, a cancer patient must consult his/her doctor to find out:
If your cancer involves the genital tract, your doctor will tell you to abstain from sex until healing is complete.
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