The exploration of fertility attitudes and the need for improved reproductive health services among reproductive-aged cancer patients
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Approximately 148,000 people under the age of 45 years are diagnosed with cancer annually in the US. Survivorship is high and many of these individuals desire future fertility. Although fertility preservation (FP) services are increasing, utilization rates remain low. A 2-phase study was conducted to identify factors for FP decisions among newly diagnosed males and females receiving fertility consultation, 18-45 years old. Phase 1 was a retrospective chart review; Chi-square and t-tests were used to determine potential factors associated with FP decision. Phase 2 consisted of face-to-face ...