Fertility Preservation for Child and Adolescent Cancer Patients in Asian Countries.
Seido Takae, Jung Ryeol Lee, Nalini Mahajan, Budi Wiweko, Nares Sukcharoen, Virgilio Novero, Antoinette Catherine Anazodo, Debra Gook, Chii-Ruey Tzeng, Alexander Kenenth Doo, Wen Li, Chau Thi Minh Le, Wen Di, Ri-Cheng Chian, Seok Hyun Kim, Nao Suzuki
Frontiers in Endocrinology | Published : 2019
Background: At present, fertility is one of the main concerns of young cancer patients. Following this trend, "fertility preservation (FP)" has been established and has become a new field of reproductive medicine. However, FP for child and adolescent (C-A) cancer patients is still developing, even in advanced countries. The aim of the present study was to assess the barriers to FP for C-A patients by investigating the current status of FP for C-A patients in Asian countries, which just have started FP activities. Method: A questionnaire survey of founding members of the Asian Society for Fertility Preservation (ASFP) was conducted in November 2018. Main findings: Of the 14 countries, 11 coun..View full abstract