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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/72540
Title:
Sperm banking in adolescent cancer patients.
Authors:
Edge, B; Holmes, D; Makin, Guy W J
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Semen cryopreservation is a widely available method of maintaining fertility in male cancer patients. However this facility is not always used. AIMS: To identify the barriers to successful sperm banking in a group of adolescent and young adult patients. METHODS: Questionnaires were administered to 55 patients aged 13-21 years who had received potentially gonadotoxic therapy between 1997 and 2001 and had been offered sperm banking. RESULTS: Forty five questionnaires were completed; 67% of respondents were able to bank sperm. Those who had been unsuccessful were younger and described higher levels of anxiety at diagnosis and greater difficulty in talking about fertility. They also described less understanding of sperm banking at the time of diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Most adolescent cancer patients who have been offered fertility preservation are able to bank sperm. Younger patients may be helped by the provision of high quality information and more open discussion of the technique.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Sperm banking in adolescent cancer patients. 2006, 91 (2):149-52 Arch. Dis. Child.
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood
Issue Date:
Feb-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/72540
DOI:
10.1136/adc.2005.075242
PubMed ID:
16174641
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1468-2044
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEdge, B-
dc.contributor.authorHolmes, D-
dc.contributor.authorMakin, Guy W J-
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-06T10:34:32Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-06T10:34:32Z-
dc.date.issued2006-02-
dc.identifier.citationSperm banking in adolescent cancer patients. 2006, 91 (2):149-52 Arch. Dis. Child.en
dc.identifier.issn1468-2044-
dc.identifier.pmid16174641-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/adc.2005.075242-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/72540-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Semen cryopreservation is a widely available method of maintaining fertility in male cancer patients. However this facility is not always used. AIMS: To identify the barriers to successful sperm banking in a group of adolescent and young adult patients. METHODS: Questionnaires were administered to 55 patients aged 13-21 years who had received potentially gonadotoxic therapy between 1997 and 2001 and had been offered sperm banking. RESULTS: Forty five questionnaires were completed; 67% of respondents were able to bank sperm. Those who had been unsuccessful were younger and described higher levels of anxiety at diagnosis and greater difficulty in talking about fertility. They also described less understanding of sperm banking at the time of diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Most adolescent cancer patients who have been offered fertility preservation are able to bank sperm. Younger patients may be helped by the provision of high quality information and more open discussion of the technique.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshAnxiety-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshCryopreservation-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshFertility-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshProfessional-Patient Relations-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSperm Banks-
dc.titleSperm banking in adolescent cancer patients.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalArchives of Disease in Childhooden

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