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Sexual Well-being, Stoma and ‘Silence’

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Sponsored by Convatec

Sexual Well-being, Stoma and ‘Silence’

Understanding Why the ‘Silence’ Exists and Exploring How We Change Practice to Improve the Quality of Life of Those Living with a Stoma

During this interactive session, we share the evidence supporting the case for ‘breaking the silence’ and build the confidence and skills to make sexual well-being an everyday part of the holistic person-centered care you provide.

We discuss how to plan, initiate, and hold the conversation at different stages across the patient pathway and signpost resources to empower sexual well-being independence for those whom you provide specialist ostomy care.

Join us!

Thursday, May 4th

11:30am-12:30 pm ET


Come meet the speakers!

Dr. Simona Fourie and Lorraine Grover

Friday, May 5th

10:30am-11:30am ET

Convatec Booth #209

Dr. Simona Fourie

With an extensive nursing background, DR. SIMONA FOURIE, is a researcher working at University of Oxford and King’s College London, a member of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization and an executive committee member of The Pelvic Floor Society UK.

Lorraine Grover

A Psychosexual Nurse Specialist for over 25 years. LORRAINE GROVER is Treasurer and a Trustee of the Sexual Advice Association, a Specialist Advisor to Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostate Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK, a member of the British, European and International Societies for Sexual Medicine and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

Did you know that 78% of patients never discuss post-op sex with their surgical team1 but it doesn’t mean they don’t want to.


Help us break the silence about sexual well-being. Take part in this international ostomy healthcare professional survey to help us understand the barriers in discussing sexual well-being with people living with an ostomy.

Thank you – your perspectives and experiences will help improve practice.


Reference: 1. Nicola B. Dames, Sarah E. Squire, Anthony B. Devlin, Rebecca Fish, Carly Nichola Bisset, Phil Tozer, the Respondents to the Sex After Colorectal Surgery Survey. ‘Let’s talk about sex’: a patient-led survey on sexual function after colorectal and pelvic floor surgery’. Journal of Colorectal Disease, Volume 23, Issue 6 June 2021 Pages 1524-1551.

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