Resources for More Information: Sexual Health, Fertility and Cancer
The Internet can be a valuable resource for a patient who wants to find out more information about their disease and treatment. However, remember that not every website contains accurate and reliable information. The websites listed below offer up to date information and resources.
Sexual Health Websites
Provides support and education to couples looking to reclaim sexual intimacy and health in the face of cancer. Offers telehealth services, webinars and online personalized education focused on sexual health and fertility.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS maintains a robust library about sexual health and fertility issues commonly experienced by people with cancer and their partners.
Cancer Support Community
“Ten suggestions to help you regain your desire for sex after cancer”
National Cancer Institute
Offers information about changes to the body during and after treatment, dating after cancer, changes in sexual desire and activity, and fertility.
Sexual Health Issues in Women
Sexual Health Issues in Men
Fertility Issues in Boys and Men
Fertility Issues in Girls and Women
Cancer Council Australia: Sexuality, Intimacy and Cancer
A publication for people with cancer and their partners about sexual health issues that occur as a result of cancer.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Sexual health information for women with breast cancer, including information about changes in body image and coping with menopause symptoms.
Fertility Specific Sites
Provides education and information to cancer patients regarding fertility risks as well as referrals to access fertility preservation discounts.
Organization dedicated to helping women with cancer become mothers.
Offers support for embryo, semen, oocyte and ovarian tissue freezing and storage, as well as fertility preservation information.
The Oncofertility Consortium
Provides a telephone support hotline, education, and clinic/center search options for people with cancer coping with infertility or potential loss of fertility due to cancer treatments.
Website of the National Infertility Association. Provides education, advocacy, and information about fertility preservation as well as a database of support groups. Includes information about insurance coverage.