Jennifer A. Bossio

Jennifer A. Bossio
Queen's University | QueensU · Faculty of Medicine

MSc, PhD

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21
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13 Research Items
356 Citations
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Additional affiliations
April 2019 - present
Queen's University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2019 - present
Queen's University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2016 - March 2017
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • Fellow
Education
September 2011 - August 2016
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
September 2009 - August 2011
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
September 2004 - August 2008
McMaster University
Field of study
  • Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour; Health Studies

Publications

Publications (21)
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Introduction: Male circumcision is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide and a subject that has been the center of considerable debate. Recently, the American Association of Pediatrics released a statement affirming that the medical benefits of neonatal circumcision outweigh the risks. At present, however, the majority o...
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This study was an exploration of the impact of men's circumcision status on their sexual partners, focusing on sexual functioning, sexual satisfaction, general preferences for circumcision status, and beliefs about circumcision status. A total of 196 individuals (168 women, 28 men) currently in a sexual relationship with a man were recruited for an...
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Purpose: Little is known about the long-term implications of neonatal circumcision on the penile sensitivity of adult men, despite recent public policy endorsing the procedure in the United States. The current study assessed penile sensitivity in adult men by comparing peripheral nerve function of the penis across circumcision status. Materials a...
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Introduction: Recent advances in sexual health research support the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy (non-judgmental present-moment awareness) for the treatment of women's sexual dysfunction. Aim: To determine whether it is feasible to implement an adapted, empirically supported treatment protocol for female sexual dysfunction to the specif...
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Introduction Sexual health and intimacy are consistently reported among the top unmet supportive care needs of prostate cancer (PC) survivors. With an aging population and advances in PC detection and treatment, the need for better PC sexual health interventions is acute. Aim Examine the feasibility of a mindfulness-based therapy group aimed at im...
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Introduction: 1 in every 7 Canadian men is affected by prostate cancer. Given impressive advances in detection, treatment, and survival rates, there is a considerable focus on survivors' supportive care needs. Among the top unmet supportive care needs for prostate cancer survivors are concerns related to sexual health and intimacy. Aim: To provi...
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Many men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer face long-term treatment-related health effects that will affect their quality of life and have cost implications for the health system. In this article, we describe and assess the use of and satisfaction with the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program, which is a comprehensive, evidence-based...
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Introduction: The current study aims to validate a new imaging tool to assess men's sexual psychophysiological responding: laser Doppler imaging (LDI), which directly measures subcutaneous genital blood flow. In this study, we concurrently assessed genital sexual arousal in a sample of men using the LDI and the current gold standard of male sexual...
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Women’s susceptibility to infection has been found to vary across the menstrual cycle. During the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, when progesterone levels are at their peak, women experience a downregulation in inflammatory immune responses to tolerate the presence of foreign paternal genetic material. The prophylaxis hypothesis holds that, du...
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A robust body of research has demonstrated shifts in women's sexual desire and arousal across the menstrual cycle, with heightened desire and arousal coincident with heightened probability of conception (POC), and it is likely that ovarian hormones modulate these shifts. However, studies in which women are exposed to audiovisual sexual stimuli (AVS...
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Research exploring the impact of circumcision on the sexual lives of men has failed to consider men’s attitudes toward their circumcision status, which may, in part, help to explain inconsistent findings in the literature. The current study explored the potential relationship between attitudinal factors toward one’s circumcision status, timing of o...
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137 Background: Sexual dysfunction and psychological distress are two of the most important unmet supportive care needs of prostate cancer (PC) patients (pts). The Sexual Health Service (SHS) from the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program at the Vancouver Prostate Centre addresses the sexual recovery needs of PC pts and their partners via educati...
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Factors that contribute to men's genital self-image are not well known, despite the documented psychological importance of body image more broadly. The current study used a simultaneous multiple regression to examine the relationship(s) between genital self-image, body image, pornography use, circumcision status, age, and social appearance anxiety...
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PURPOSE: Little is known about the long-term implications of neonatal circumcision on the penile sensitivity of adult men, despite recent public policy endorsing the procedure in the United States. In the current study we assessed penile sensitivity in adult men by comparing peripheral nerve function of the penis across circumcision status. MATERI...
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Reproductive-aged women show increased interest in sexual activity during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle that can motivate sexual behavior and thereby increase the likelihood of conception. We examined whether women demonstrated greater sexual responses (subjective and genital sexual arousal) to penetrative versus oral sexual activities d...
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Unlike men, heterosexual women's genital arousal is gender nonspecific, such that heterosexual women show relatively similar genital arousal to sexual stimuli depicting men and women but typically report greater subjective arousal to male stimuli. Based on the ovulatory-shift hypothesis-that women show a mid-cycle shift in preferences towards more...
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Observational stance refers to the perspective a person takes while viewing a sexual stimulus, either as a passive observer (observer stance) or an active participant (participant stance). The objective of the current study was to examine the relationship between observational stance and sexual arousal (subjective and genital) across a range of sex...

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