November 2015

Dr. Smith: Restoring Fertility in Males

SmithDr. Smith, a reproductive urologist at UCSF, educated us on the impact of cancer treatment on male fertility and the growing need for male oncofertility treatments as childhood cancer survival rates continues to increase. As has been a theme today, Dr. Smith reviewed how alkylating agents are associated with the highest risk of azoospermia.

Dr. Su: Ovarian Stimulation in Adolescents

Su, UCSDDr. Su, of UCSD, gave an eloquent and stimulating lecture reviewing medical considerations in adolescents undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation. Mature oocyte and embryo cryopreservation are established fertility preservation methods associated with high success rates. Dr. Su discussed how results of a case series demonstrating MII oocytes from premenarchal girls suggest that maturation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis may not be required for ovarian stimulation, though studies have not demonstrated live births following stimulation in premenarchal girls.