Sexual Health Service

Although cancer and cancer treatments can have a huge impact on sexual function and intimate relationships, sex after cancer can often feel like a taboo topic. But here at Austin Health, we want to ensure people with cancer, and their partner/s feel comfortable asking questions and raising issues with their healthcare professionals.

We have a specialist Sexual Health Service that exists to support people with cancer who are experiencing sexual difficulties or challenges as a result of their illness or treatment. Sexual Health Nurse Consultants are available to speak with people at any stage of their cancer treatment.

People may access the service for a variety of reasons. Some people want to learn more about the changes they're experiencing and what treatments might be available. Others are keen to find out what might be helpful in re-establishing intimacy with a partner. 

What are the details?

Sexual Health Nurse Consultants offer:

  • a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about intimate issues and concerns
  • dedicated time to talk about what's changed physically and emotionally for a person and how this has impacted their intimate relationships
  • information about strategies that might address the particular problem and direction to useful resources

Currently, our Sexual Health Nurse Consultants can offer phone or telehealth consultations. Initial appointments are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour and there is the opportunity for follow-up consultations.

Who do I contact?

Your nurse, doctor or allied health professional can provide you with a referral.

You can contact the Sexual Health Service directly to request an appointment:

Sexual Health Service


You can also call the Wellness Office and ask for your details to be sent to the service who will then contact you directly.

Wellness Office

+61 3 9496 3799

Wait time

This is a small service, there may be a wait time of 1 to 2 weeks before you receive contact.