fertility preservation


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preservation

 [prĕ-zer-va´shun]
maintenance.
fertility preservation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information, counseling, and treatment that facilitates reproductive health and the ability to conceive. See also fertility.

fertility preservation

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as providing information, counseling, and treatment that facilitate reproductive health and the ability to conceive. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

fertility preservation

In cancer care, the storing of the patient's embryos or sperm prior to the administration of chemotherapy. The stored reproductive cells can be used when the patient achieves remission for conception.
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Fertility preservation alternatives should be explained in detail to all patients and patients should be given the chance to decide.
Satisfaction with life scores were significantly improved compared with those in patients who received no counseling only in women who underwent fertility preservation.
Discussions regarding fertility preservation are essential for any woman from menarche through mid-40s.
Until that time, early diagnosis of POI and offer of cryopreservation may be the only options for fertility preservation in women with POI.
Some fertility preservation options, especially for women, are time consuming and can delay the start of cancer therapy.
The American Fertility Association (AFA) is a national organization dedicated to educating, supporting and advocating for men and women concerned with reproductive health, fertility preservation, infertility, adoption and all forms of family building.
In 2013 the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a policy encouraging coverage by all insurance providers of fertility preservation therapies for patients requiring cancer treatments that result in infertility.
The science of fertility preservation is a rapidly evolving field; therefore, a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist is recommended to explore the full range of available options," the authors said, adding that for young women who have completed sexual development, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists have been used to induce ovarian quiescence in an effort to preserve ovarian function and fertility.
Our findings show that mutation of these genes has been linked to early menopause, which may lead to a higher incidence of infertility,'' said senior author Mitchell Rosen, MD, director of the UCSF Fertility Preservation Center and associate professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.
Eighteen chapters address general principles; management (evaluation, postoperative surveillance, infections); decision making (cervical carcinoma, endometrial cancer, pelvic masses and ovarian carcinoma, molar gestation, vulvar cancer); and complimentary medicine and supportive supportive care (psychosocial considerations, pain management, fertility preservation, herbal and supplement use, and end-of-life decision making).