Adaptive behavioral responses to potential infertility among survivors of testis cancer.

@article{Rieker1990AdaptiveBR,
  title={Adaptive behavioral responses to potential infertility among survivors of testis cancer.},
  author={Patricia Perri Rieker and Elizabeth Moran Fitzgerald and Leslie A. Kalish},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={347-55}
}
In a retrospective study of 153 testis cancer survivors, we examined the sociodemographic and clinical determinants of attitudes and behaviors toward illness-induced infertility. Five fertility adjustment responses were identified: sperm-banking awareness (SBA); adoption awareness (AA); fertility testing (FT); trying to father children (TFC); and fertility distress (FD). Although responses to infertility are multidetermined, these data demonstrate there is a distinct sociodemographic and… CONTINUE READING

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