Olivia Teahan is an award-winning Communications Specialist, and Public Health professional, based in Cork, Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Law and French degree (BCL), and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from University College Cork.
Olivia Teahan is an award-winning Communications Specialist, and Public Health professional, based in Cork, Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Law and French degree (BCL), and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from University College Cork. Olivia is passionate about the intersections of socioeconomic and health inequities, and much of her public health work has focused on her primary passion - sexual health rights for all. Her other work has varied from Community Health, and Harm Reduction, to Migrant Rights, Social Impact Communications, and European Policy. Olivia is particularly interested in the development of innovative public health responses to sexual health issues in Ireland. Through her work, she seeks to facilitate peoples’ access to sexual health resources, and celebrate sexuality as a natural and positive aspect of peoples’ lives.
Olivia proposes to create a resource to support the sexual health and satisfaction of cancer patients in Ireland.
The Sex - Cancer - Ireland (SCI) online resource aims to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of cancer patients and survivors in Ireland. Ireland has an unhealthy relationship with sexual pleasure and communication. This leaves many people without access to evidence-based resources on sexual wellbeing. Research has shown the importance of sexual satisfaction to overall health and happiness, and it is well-documented that the impact of cancer on sexual relationships can be difficult to navigate. Unfortunately, Irish cancer patients receive little to no support around their sexual health, and their many questions on how to deal with e.g. cancer treatment effects, body image issues, relationship issues and more, are left unanswered. By bringing the most common queries of Ireland-based cancer patients and survivors to a new website, and displaying responses from Ireland-based medical professionals, the SCI project hopes to empower people to be sexually healthier and happier!