Infertility secondary to chemotherapy, myeloablative conditioning regimens prior to stem cell transplantation, radiation therapy, and/or surgery is an important cause of morbidity and psychosocial distress among pediatric cancer patients. Known options exist for fertility preservation; however, knowledge among providers varies. We conducted a pilot study with an educational intervention over one-hour for hematology-oncology faculty, fellows, and advanced practice providers. Participants completed pre-/post-test assessment on fertility preservation knowledge. Participants’ pretest mean (SD) score was 53% (17%), which significantly increased to 72% (11%) in the post-test (p = 0.0004). We demonstrated that a fertility education intervention could improve knowledge regarding infertility risk assessment and fertility preservation options.
- Cancer morbidity
- fertility preservation
- ovarian tissue cryopreservation
- pediatric oncology
- testicular tissue cryopreservation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health