The social context for psychological distress from iatrogenic gynecomastia with suggestions for its management.

@article{Wassersug2009TheSC,
  title={The social context for psychological distress from iatrogenic gynecomastia with suggestions for its management.},
  author={Richard Joel Wassersug and John L Oliffe},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={989-1000}
}
INTRODUCTION Gynecomastia (breast development in males) is a side effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer (PCa). Medical interventions to prevent or treat gynecomastia carry risk of additional detrimental side effects. However, untreated gynecomastia can be physically uncomfortable and psychologically distressing. Shame from gynecomastia can lead patients to stop otherwise beneficial exercise. AIMS Our first aim is to explore the social context for gynecomastia and… CONTINUE READING

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