Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fertility and Sexuality - June Chat

More than 40 participants joined us in this month's chat on Fertility and Sexuality. Those participants helped us make over 2,500,000 impressions- our highest ever.

The topics questions were:

T1: When in the cancer journey are sexual intimacy issues discussed w/ health care provider? Who brings it up?

T1a: What sexual concerns are more prevalent? Are sexual issues a common side effect of treatment?

T2: What are tips & resources to maintain intimacy and sexuality after cancer? Any for GYN cancer specifically?

T3: Before or after dx, were fertility issues discussed? With who? What advice was given?

T4: What are some fertility resources out there  - especially ones focused on cancer patients?

T5: Where do you go to find emotional support for fertility and sexuality issues?

If you were unable to join us, a transcript for the chat can be found here.

Next chat: 
Demons of the mind - PTSD and mental health concerns 
Wed July 9, 2014 at 9pmET

Sexuality and Fertility Resources:

Booklet - Ovarian Cancer Sexuality & Intimacy, by calling 1-888-OVARIAN or by sending an e-mail to

Center for Intimacy After Cancer Therapy, INC. CIACT

Coping with Cancer magazine - Is There Sex For Women After Cancer  by Dr. D. Dizon

North American Menopause Society

Article: Sexual health as a survivorship issue for female cancer survivors Dr. D. Dizon

LiveSTRONG - Fertile Hope Initiative

The Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University / The Hormone Foundation

Resolve - National Infertility Association 
Fertility and Cancer: Understanding Your Options 

Fertility Preservation and Pregnancy in Women With and Without BRCA Mutation–Positive BC

Fertile Action (cancer patient focus)

Cancer.Net Sexual and Reproductive Health

DES and Fertility - Video

See you all in July, 


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