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National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Telephone number: 202-449-1099
Web site: www.aasect.org

    The website has a listing of AASECT-certified counselors and/or therapists.

SexHealthMatters
Web site: www.sexhealthmatters.org

    For up-to-date news and information about sexual health. Also has “Find A Provider” – a tool to find a medical provider who specializes in sexual health near you.

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
Telephone number: 919-361-8400
Telephone for STI (sexually transmitted infections) Resource Center: 919-361-8488
Web site: www.ashastd.org
Web site on teen sexual health: www.iwannaknow.org
Web site on teen sexual health in Spanish: www.quierosaber.org

    For information and print materials on STIs and how to prevent and treat them

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Telephone number: 205-978-5000
Web site: www.asrm.org

    For fact sheets and booklets about adoption, genetic screening for birth defects, infertility, in vitro fertilization, sexual dysfunction, reproduction information for cancer patients, and other topics related to reproduction

Fertile Hope (a LIVESTRONG initiative)
Toll-free number: 1-855-220-7777
Web site: www.fertilehope.org

    Offers reproductive information and support to cancer patients whose treatments can cause infertility. Has information on fertility risks and options; financial aid for newly diagnosed cancer patients wishing to preserve fertility through egg freezing, embryo freezing, or sperm banking (must meet eligibility criteria); referrals to doctors who specialize in fertility; and more on current research studies and trials. Also has a kit you can buy to collect sperm at home and mail to a sperm bank.

The International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)
Toll-free number: 1-866-425-3678 (1-866-IAL-FORU)
Web site: www.theial.com

    Offers programs to learn to manage a laryngectomy; a directory of vendors for laryngectomy supplies, including communication devices, stoma covers, “neck breather” bracelets, and more; laryngectomee clubs in more than 11 countries and online; a registry of alaryngeal (post-laryngectomy) speech instructors; newsletters; and educational materials

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Toll-free number: 1-800-638-8799
Web site: www.helpstartshere.org

    Provides a directory of clinical social workers, as well as information and tip sheets on dealing with a wide variety of issues, including cancer

United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA)
Toll-free number: 1-800-826-0826
Web site: www.uoaa.org

    Provides information, online support groups, discussion boards, and conferences to people with intestinal or urinary diversions (ostomies)

WebWhispers Nu-Voice Club (for people with cancer of the larynx)
Telephone number: 301-588-2352
Web site: www.webwhispers.org

    Provides information about larynx cancer treatments, surgery, recovery, and what life is like after a laryngectomy. Also has a complete listing of laryngectomee suppliers, an online newsletter, and online support groups and discussion boards.

Health care resources for men who have sex with men*

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
Web site: www.glma.org

    Has an online Provider Directory, which allows you to search for primary care providers, specialists, therapists, dentists, and other health professionals by geographic area; fact sheets specific to gay, lesbian, and transgender people; and information on transgender health resources

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

Other publications*

Books on sexuality for men and women

Katz, Anne. Man Cancer Sex. Pittsburgh: Hygeia Media, 2010.

Korda M. Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Mulhall, John P. Saving Your Sex Life: A Guide for Men with Prostate Cancer. Hilton Publishing, 2008.

Schover, Leslie R. Sexuality and Fertility After Cancer. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997.

Schover, Leslie R and Anthony Thomas. Overcoming Male Infertility: Understanding Its Causes and Treatments. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Zilbergeld B. The New Male Sexuality: The Truth About Men, Sex and Pleasure. New York: Bantam Books, 1999.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. We want to help you get well and stay well.

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Last Medical Review: August 19, 2013 Last Revised: August 19, 2013

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