Let trans men freeze eggs on NHS, say fertility experts
The British Fertility Society said women seeking to change sex should be allowed NHS funding to freeze their eggs in the same way as women left infertile by cancer treatment.
New approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment, say scientists.
Arcangelo Barbonetti, Alessio Martorella, Elisa Minaldi, Settimio D'Andrea, Dorian Bardhi, Chiara Castellini, Felice Francavilla, Sandro Francavilla
Conclusion The efficacy of fertility preservation procedures in females with TS is still unknown. Future studies with focus on efficacy, safety and long-term follow-up are desperately needed. PMID: 30888127 [PubMed - in process]
Baby monkey is first primate created using sperm from tissue transplanted into dad, Published online: 21 March 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00938-9The technique could help boys made infertile by cancer treatment to become fathers later in life.
AbstractInfertility associated with cancer can have significant psychological impacts for cancer patients and survivors, necessitating appropriate fertility ‐related psychological support. This literature review details the psychological impact of infertility in cancer patients and survivors, and discusses fertility counseling as described in current international guidelines; as either the provision of fertility information or psychosocial support. Fe rtility counseling has a role in assisting with fertility treatment decision‐making, but also in supporting patients with the emotional distress associated with potential...
Infertility in women is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer, though the absolute risk is very low, at 2%, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
Abstract SummaryCryptorchidism, characterized by the presence of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) undescended testes, is a common male urogenital defect. Cryptorchidism can lead to male infertility, testicular cancer being the most extreme clinical symptom, as well as psychological issues of the inflicted individual. Despite this, both knowledge about the aetiology of cryptorchidism and the mechanism for cryptorchidism-induced male infertility remain limited. In this present study, by using an artificial cryptorchid mouse model, we investigated the effects of surgery-induced cryptorchidism on spermatogenic cel...
A study, published inHuman Reproduction, reports that women with fertility issues have a higher risk of developing cancer.Daily Mail
Overall risk higher for developing cancer; increased risks seen for uterine, ovarian, lung, thyroid cancers
Abstract: Evidence suggests that there are important interactions between HIV and female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) that may have significant effects on individual and population health. However, the exact way they interact and the health impacts of the interactions are not well understood. In this article, we discuss what is known about the interactions between FGS and HIV, and the potential impact of the interactions. This includes the likelihood that FGS is an important health problem for HIV-positive women in Schistosoma-endemic areas potentially associated with an increased risk of mortality, cancer, and infertil...