Ethical, moral and other aspects related to fertility preservation in cancer patients

Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho*, Jhenifer Kliemchen, Teresa K. Woodruff

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Abstract

Post-treatment fertility emerges as an important issue in the early counseling of individuals with cancer, since survivors may have their quality of life affected by the occurrence of functional failure of the gonads because of antineoplastic therapies. In the context, oncofertility has been developed as an interdisciplinary field of study that combines expertise in reproductive medicine and oncology, to provide strategies aiming to maintain the possibility of future procreation. Today, we have many options and techniques available for the preservation of gametes in men and women. Some of them are already considered well established and used in routine, but ethical and moral issues on the subject still need to be debated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Reproducao Assistida
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Bioethics
  • Cancer
  • Cryopreservation
  • Ethics
  • Fertility preservation
  • Oncofertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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