At the OSUCCC – James, we understand that questions and concerns about cancer’s relationship to sexual health and fertility are important and sensitive topics for many of our patients, and we offer a safe, caring and compassionate environment in which to explore them.

Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Program

The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) Program treats the sexual and emotional health needs of cancer patients and survivors. Unlike other treatments for sexual concerns or difficulties, the services are designed specifically with those needs in mind. The WISH program offers individual consultation and education sessions, as well as individual and group psychotherapy. As with all of your medical care, treatment sessions and information are strictly confidential.

To learn more, please visit the WISH page, call Dr. Kristen Carpenter at 614-293-9201 or email her at

Women and Sexuality: An Information Opportunity for Cancer Survivors

Sexual concerns are surprisingly common among individuals following a cancer diagnosis. This program is designed specifically for women treated for cancer.

It offers a first step to learn about sexuality and common difficulties arising from cancer and other natural changes throughout one’s life. In addition to general information, first line suggestions for difficulties such as vaginal dryness, loss of desire or concerns with your body will be provided.

Fertility Preservation and Reproductive Health

When you are told you have cancer, your focus is often on getting through treatment. Cancer survivors may have changes in their sex life, including the ability to have a child, during and after cancer, that may be short- or long-term. Not everyone who has cancer experiences sexual problems, but they are common. Learn more about the fertility resources OSUCCC – James offers to help you and your partners.

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