Trends of socioeconomic disparities in referral patterns for fertility preservation consultation.

@article{Goodman2012TrendsOS,
  title={Trends of socioeconomic disparities in referral patterns for fertility preservation consultation.},
  author={Linnea R Goodman and Ursula Balthazar and Jayeon Kim and Jennifer E. Mersereau},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={2076-81}
}
BACKGROUND While oncologists are aware that cancer treatments may impact fertility, referral rates for fertility preservation consultation (FPC) remain poor. The goal of this study was to identify predictors associated with FPC referral. METHODS This is a retrospective, cohort study of women aged 18-42 years diagnosed with a new breast, gynecologic, hematologic or gastrointestinal cancer at our institution between January 2008 and May 2010. Exclusion criteria included history of permanent… CONTINUE READING