Ethics of fertility preservation for prepubertal children: should clinicians offer procedures where efficacy is largely unproven?

JME Blog, 15 November 2017
Authors: Rosalind J McDougall, Lynn Gillam, Clare Delany, Yasmin Jayasinghe
“These were the kinds of questions that doctors brought to our clinical ethics service. They wanted ethical advice about offering surgical procedures for young children with cancer, aimed at preserving fertility. This is an area of rapidly developing science, but there is currently little evidence that the fertility preservation process works for very young patients.”
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