Fertility & Sexuality

"It was mid-May when I was diagnosed and six weeks later, it was a day before chemo when they first told me about fertility and that I was not going to be able to have kids... I was quite annoyed that it was six weeks later... they knew I was young"
AYA patient

Printable Resources

Support Directory

For questions about sexual health contact the below services

  • For a full list of national sexual health services | www.nzshs.org/clinics
  • Family planning – Offers health information, clinical services, education, training and research and works with people of any gender, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. www.familyplanning.org.nz
  • Please also consider DHB based gynaecology services that provide a more specialist service.

Web Resources

Livestrong Fertility Website

A website link that directs you to educational information and access to resources that support cancer patients and survivors whose fertility may be at risk due to a cancer diagnosis and/or its treatment.


Heidi Watson

The Clinical Leader is responsible for providing clinical leadership and national oversight of the network .

Heidi is a passionate and experienced health professional with a strong clinical, education and leadership background. Her enthusiasm for, and commitment to youth health has focused on improving the outcomes of youth with cancer and chronic health conditions. Previously, Heidi held the position of AYA Cancer Nurse Specialist for Auckland District Health Board. Alongside her AYA clinical leadership role she holds a youth health academic position at the University of Auckland.