Matt Whyman: Young people with cancer need better relationship and sex advice

Agony uncle Matt Whyman is working with CLIC Sargent on a new online project that sets out to address the lack of information for young people with cancer about relationships and sex. 

Matt Whyman: Young people with cancer need better relationship and sex advice

Every day, six young people aged 16-24 receive the shocking news that they have cancer.

Treatment usually starts immediately, can last for up to three years, and disrupts every area of their lives.

Of course, this can include sex and romantic relationships. And yet at such a formative time the issues that arise are not often openly discussed. 

New online project

This is why agony uncle Matt Whyman is working with CLIC Sargent on a new online project that sets out to address the lack of information for young people with cancer about sex and relationships. 

Matt is developing the project alongside young people we have supported, and a wide range of other experts. It will provide accurate, balanced and impartial information and advice, and will tackle the key relationship and sex issues faced by young people with cancer head on. 

He decided to get involved with CLIC Sargent because he lost his mother and sister to cancer at a young age, and passionately believes that all young people deserve the right to make informed decisions about relationships and sex that puts their welfare first.  

To find out more about our new project check out Matt’s Huffington Post blog.

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