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Fertility Preservation in Females: Emerging Era of Ice Age

Shalini Gainder, Japleen Kaur

Keywords : Cryofreezing, Embryo, Fertility preservation, Gonadotoxic, Non-Hodgkins, Oncofertility, Oocyte

Citation Information : Gainder S, Kaur J. Fertility Preservation in Females: Emerging Era of Ice Age. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2019; 53 (4):179-181.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1343

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Fertility preservation in malignancy and certain benign conditions is gaining momentum, with advancement in the techniques for the same. It has become more relevant with improving treatment of cancers and increasing life expectancy. Reproductive potential is an important aspect of a woman's life. It is the responsibility of the care provider to be aware of the options of fertility preservation. The various techniques available for the purpose of fertility preservation in females range from oocyte/embryo/ovarian tissue cryopreservation to fertility-preserving surgeries, and the choice of procedure depends on numerous patient and treatment factors. Healthcare provider must be able to assess eligibility of the patient for preservation of fertility potential, carefully balancing the risk and benefit of the same, in relation to the cancer treatment. There are other ethical and legal concerns, which must be discussed in detail with the woman. Therefore, counseling is an integral part of the process.

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