The psychosocial impact of cancer-related infertility on women: A review and comparison

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    Abstract

    The objective of the current article was to assess the psychosocial impact of treatment-related infertility or the possibility of infertility on young women with cancer in contrast to the general population. Literature on the subject of female infertility among the general population and treatment-related female infertility among young women with cancer was identifed and examined in the context of what is known about the psychosocial impact of infertility among the general population. Women whose fertility was affected by cancer treatment were likely to experience negative emotional reactions, which can strain their relationships. Additional concerns included receiving inadequate information about infertility, enduring distress, and feeling uncertainty regarding fertility status.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-193
    Number of pages6
    JournalClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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