Resources for More Information: Sexual Health, Fertility and Cancer

Author: Christina Bach, MBE, LCSW, OSW-C
Last Reviewed: March 10, 2022

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 information and resources.

Sexual Health

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.

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/fertility-and-sexual-side-effects.html

Cancer Support Community

Intimacy, Sex and Fertility Issues

https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/article/intimacy-sex-and-fertility-issues

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.

Self Image

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/coping/self-image

Sexual Health Issues in Women

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/sexuality-women

Sexual Health Issues in Men

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/sexuality-men

Fertility Issues in Boys and Men

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/fertility-men

Fertility Issues in Girls and Women

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/fertility-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.

https://www.cancer.org.au/assets/pdf/sexuality-intimacy-and-cancer-booklet#_ga=2.170898020.573208943.1646938266-188970292.1646938266

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.

https://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/SexandSexuality.html

Fertility

LIVESTRONG Fertility

Provides education and information to cancer patients regarding fertility risks as well as referrals to access fertility preservation discounts.

https://www.livestrong.org/what-we-do/program/fertility

Reprotech

Offers support for embryo, semen, oocyte, and ovarian tissue freezing and storage, as well as fertility preservation information.

https://www.reprotech.com

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.

https://oncofertility.msu.edu

http://savemyfertility.org

Resolve

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.

http://resolve.org

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