Fertility preservation from cancer to benign disease to social reasons The challenge of the present decade

Capsule:
Predicting the likelihood of infertility following gonadotoxic treatments is extremely difficult. In the present issue, several hot topics in the field of fertility preservation are discussed.

Author:
Jacques Donnez, M.D., Ph.D.

Volume 99, Issue 6, Pages 1467-1468, May 2013

Abstract:

Predicting the likelihood of infertility following gonadotoxic treatments is extremely difficult. In the present issue, several hot topics in the field of fertility preservation are discussed.

  • Javier Domingo del Pozo

    Congratulations on this issue about FP. I think the whole revision is very interesting. It’s true that current evidence on the outcome of oocyte vitrification in cancer patients is very limited as they have not been used yet. In our experience at IVI, the oocytes of 8 patients have been warmed at the moment, with the result of one life birth, two ongoing pregnancies (at the moment 10-12 w), two miscarriages and two negative results. I have to mention that the oocytes of one patient with ongoing pregnancy were warmed in another hospital to where the patient decided to move her oocytes for the IVF cycle. This results, although still low number of patients, are quite similar to those achieved with non oncological patients, with both fresh or vitrified oocytes.

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