Female oncofertility attitude and knowledge: a survey of reproductive health professionals in Shanghai, China.
Future Oncol. 2019 Jan 08;:
Authors: Wang Y, Chen H, Ju K, Kopp MF, Johnson SB, Farrell KK, Yuan G, Ataman LM, Zheng W, Woodruff TK, Xiao S
AIM: To evaluate the female oncofertility attitude and knowledge of reproductive health professionals in China.
METHODS: An online survey was distributed to reproductive health professionals in Shanghai, China.
RESULTS: Female professionals were more likely to consider that cancer patients would want to preserve their fertility. Participants with higher educational background tended to have a more positive attitude toward oncofertility. The majority of the participants (71.0%) obtained a fair or low level of oncofertility knowledge, and only 25.3% of them received scores at the 'good knowledge' level.
CONCLUSION: There are significant gaps in the current oncofertility knowledge among reproductive health professionals in China, suggesting an urgent, unmet need for establishing an interdisciplinary fertility preservation training and service system.
PMID: 30620219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]