Fertilität und Fertilitätserhalt der Frau

Dittrich R, Lotz L (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2023


Book Volume: 74

Pages Range: 481-489

Journal Issue: 7

DOI: 10.1007/s00105-023-05170-1


Background: Advances in the treatment of cancer and in reproductive medicine make it possible for many patients to start their family planning even after cytotoxic therapy. Depending on the age of the patient, the planned oncological therapy and its urgency, various methods can be used to preserve the fertility of affected women. Objectives: Presentation of facts about fertility, as well as information about fertility-preserving methods for women, so that they can be discussed with and offered to patients. Materials and methods: Presentation and discussion of basic research, clinical data, and expert recommendations on fertility and fertility preservation. Results: Well-established fertility-protective techniques now exist for women that offer a realistic chance of subsequent pregnancy. These include transposition of the gonads prior to radiotherapy, gonadal protection with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues and cryopreservation of fertilized and unfertilized oocytes, as well as cryopreservation of ovarian tissue. Conclusions: Fertility-protective techniques are an integral part of oncological treatments for prepubertal girls and patients of reproductive age. The various measures must be discussed individually with the patient as part of a multimodal concept. Prompt and timely collaboration with a specialized center is essential.

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Dittrich, R., & Lotz, L. (2023). Fertilität und Fertilitätserhalt der Frau. Die Dermatologie, 74(7), 481-489. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00105-023-05170-1


Dittrich, Ralf, and Laura Lotz. "Fertilität und Fertilitätserhalt der Frau." Die Dermatologie 74.7 (2023): 481-489.

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