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Fifteen-minute consultation: Fertility preservation in children with cancer
  1. David Anthony King1,
  2. Sheila Lane2,
  3. Daniel Yeomanson1
  1. 1 Paediatric Oncology, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2 Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Anthony King, Paediatric Oncology, Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK; d.a.king{at}


Advances in the treatment of childhood cancer have led to significant numbers of children surviving into adulthood and beyond. There is therefore an increasing focus on reduction of long-term effects of treatment including subfertility. In this article, we give an overview of the different methods of fertility preservation and how to discuss this important topic in children newly diagnosed with cancer.

  • paediatric practice
  • oncology
  • procedures

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  • Contributors DK conceived the idea. All authors contributed to writing and reviewing the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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