It's a big issue that proactive sexual and other types of support are missing in most treatment centres. This is something I bring up with clinicians when I can. I've done a conference presentation on it, and a class for trainee CNS's, and also a presentation for staff at one particular hospital. About 200 clinicians have been at my Surviving Hormone Therapy presentations (or variations of it just for clinicians).
At the most base level, few clinicians actually have much idea about the real impact of hormone therapy and how to look after patients on it. Hormone therapy is often initiated in urology at the same time they refer you to oncology. A point I've brought up many times with clinicians is that you can't give informed consent for a treatment if you haven't been told what the issues with it are and how to look after yourself on the treatment. I don't actually think most of the clinicians prescribing Hormone Therapy would be able to describe that, even supposing they had the time (which they don't in a 20 min consultation). Hormone therapy is really an oncology treatment rather than a urology treatment, but even if oncology were responsible for initiating it, I don't think the patient awareness of the issues would be any better.
When oncologists have been surveyed about support for patients on hormone therapy and in particular sexual support, they think patients should be getting support, but that is isn't their responsibility. When asked if they proactively refer patients for this support, they say no. Even for the few patients who do pluck up the courage to ask, in many cases no useful support is delivered.
One of the great things about support groups is they do discuss these issues, and that does give some patients the courage and empowerment to ask for support, knowing what should be available.