Female oncofertility attitude and knowledge: A survey of reproductive health professionals in Shanghai, China

Yuqing Wang, Hanyi Chen, Ke Ju, Megan F. Kopp, Sarah B. Johnson, Katherine K. Farrell, Gehui Yuan, Lauren M. Ataman, Weiwei Zheng, Teresa K. Woodruff, Shuo Xiao*

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the female oncofertility attitude and knowledge of reproductive health professionals in China. Methods: An online survey was distributed to reproductive health professionals in Shanghai, China. Results: Female professionals were more likely to consider that cancer patients would want to preserve their fertility. Participants with higher educational background tended to have a more positive attitude toward oncofertility. The majority of the participants (71.0%) obtained a fair or low level of oncofertility knowledge, and only 25.3% of them received scores at the 'good knowledge' level. Conclusion: There are significant gaps in the current oncofertility knowledge among reproductive health professionals in China, suggesting an urgent, unmet need for establishing an interdisciplinary fertility preservation training and service system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019

Keywords

  • cancer therapy
  • female oncofertility
  • infertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Wang, Y., Chen, H., Ju, K., Kopp, M. F., Johnson, S. B., Farrell, K. K., Yuan, G., Ataman, L. M., Zheng, W., Woodruff, T. K., & Xiao, S. (2019). Female oncofertility attitude and knowledge: A survey of reproductive health professionals in Shanghai, China. Future Oncology, 15(4), 371-379. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon-2018-0428