Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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