Sexuality and Fertility


Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. Our research dollars are allocated by the National Cancer Institute of Canada.

 Quebec > Cancer information > Cancer journey > Living with cancer > Sexuality and cancer

 Quebec > Cancer information > Diagnosis and treatment > Managing side effects > Sexual problems in women

 Quebec > Cancer information > Diagnosis and treatment > Managing side effects > Fertility problems

American Cancer Society

Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

 Find Support and Treatment > Treatment and Side Effects > Physical Side Effects > Fertility and Sexual Side Effects in Women

The website provides oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. A highlight of this website for patient education is its Multimedia section. It contains free audio podcasts and videos on cancer, treatment, coping and many other topics. It also provides a gallery of full-color illustration of common sites where cancer occurs, searchable by cancer type.

 Coping > Emotional and Physical Matters > Sexual and Reproductive Health

 Research and Advocacy > ASCO Care and Treatment Recommendations for Patients > Fertility Preservation

Fertile Future

Fertile Future is a Canadian national non-profit organization that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals.

 Resources > Patient Resources

 Cancer Survivors


The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer.

 We Can Help > Finishing Treatment > Female Sexual Health After Cancer

 We Can Help > LIVESTRONG Fertility for Women

A patient education resource provided by the Oncofertility Consortium® which is a national, interdisciplinary initiative designed to explore the reproductive future of cancer survivors.

National Cancer Institute

The US Government's main agency for cancer research and training.

 Cancer Topics > PDQ® > Supportive and Palliative Care > Sexuality and Reproductive Issues (Patient Version)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers that is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

 Patient and Caregiver Resources > Life with Cancer > Cancer and Fertility

 Patient and Caregiver Resources > Life after Cancer > Pregnancy after Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer CoalitionNOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.

 Medical Information > Living with > Sexuality

SaveMyFertility is an authoritative resource for adult cancer patients and the parents of children with cancer who want to learn more about preserving their fertility before and during cancer treatment, and protecting their hormonal health after treatment. The website has its iPhone app for users to install.

 Patient > Fact Sheets > Women and Cancer: Preserving Fertility

 Patient > Fact Sheets > Women and Cancer: Managing Hormonal Symptoms

Oncolink Cancer Resources

OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

Cancer Support > Sexuality & Fertility > General Information

 > Vaginal Dilators for Radiation Therapy (Instructions and tips for using dilators after pelvic radiation therapy.)

 > Managing the Effects of Gynecologic Cancer Treatment on Quality of Life and Sexuality

 > The Reproductive Needs of the Cancer Patient

 > Female Fertility and Cancer Treatment

Local Fertility Centre Recommended by Us

If you are in fertile age and are considering fertility preservation before treatment starts, the physicians at the Gyn-Onc Clinic of the JGH usually refer you to the following fertility centre:

 McGill Reproductive Centre

Books Available in the JGH

Katz, Anne. Woman Cancer Sex. United States: Hygeia MediaO; 2009. Print. (Hope & Cope E 730.1)

Schover, Leslie R. Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; 1997. Print. (Hope & Cope E 730.1)

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