Being male or female is an important basic human variable that affects health and illness throughout life. The physical difference is called sex, influenced by genes and biology; the psychological difference is called gender, in which environmental, cultural, and psychosocial factors also have a prominent role. Researchers are just beginning to unravel the complex interactions between sex and gender, and the roles of nature and nuture are still unclear. In the case of cancer it is obvious that only men can get prostate cancer and breast cancer occurs predominantly in women. How gender matters is not so obvious. In this article we describe the effect of gender on psychosocial differences in men and women with prostate and breast cancer, respectively.
Effect of sex and gender on psychosocial aspects of prostate and breast cancer
Psychosocial aspects of sexual disorders
The impact of psychosocial factors on the risk of erectile dysfunction and inhibition of sexual desire in a sample of the Brazilian population. The chi-squared test and multivariate logistic regression were used. Depression was mentioned by Lack of a job and depression gave rise to 1. Compared with men aged up to 25 years, those aged had 1.
Background: The sexual urge is as old as humanity itself and necessary for the propagation of all species. However, sexuality is not only influenced by the integrity of the genital tract, but also the limbic system and spinal arousal centres. Social and cultural influences on sexual behaviour are in a continuous process of change.