AUA 2011 - SPU: Preservation of fertility in pediatric patients with cancer - Session Highlights


WASHINGTON, DC USA ( - Essentially, in adolescent males, sperm cryopreservation is the best option.

Although it may be considered stressful for the adolescent male, 86% of adolescent males can produce a sample. In a study of 201 males, the most common reason that sperm banking was not performed was that they were not adequately educated about it. Thus it is important that those treating children with malignancies be aware of the option of sperm banking. In prepubertal boys and in girls, gonadal cryopreservation can be considered.



Presented by Jonathan Ross, MD at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Urology during the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting - May 14 - 19, 2011 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC USA

Reported for UroToday by Pamela I. Ellsworth, MD, Associate Professor Surgery (Urology), Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


The opinions expressed in this article are those of the Contributing Editor and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the SPU or the American Urological Association.



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