How can fecundity be preserved in patients undergoing pelvic surgery?

  title={How can fecundity be preserved in patients undergoing pelvic surgery?},
  author={Sharon L. Stein and Fabrizio Michelassi},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Preservation of sexual function is an issue for all patients who require pelvic surgery; however, fecundity is especially important for young women who have not yet considered or completed their family planning. Specifically, patients with ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are often young women in the midst of their reproductive years who require proctocolectomies, which are associated with a high rate of postoperative infertility. Although a lot of research has been… CONTINUE READING
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