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Volume 42, Issue 4
Publication date: October 1, 2016
Expiration date: October 1, 2019

Fertility Preservation: What the Generalist Needs to Know
Nanette F. Santoro, MD (Moderator)
Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Serena Dovey, MD
Assistant Professor, Advanced Reproductive Medicine; Director, Oncofertility Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Anna R.K. Franklin, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Know when and how to counsel women facing fertility-compromising treatment for cancer or other conditions about fertility preservation.
2. Provide patients with at least two ways to optimize their fertility.
3. Help patients monitor their fertility status after cancer treatment to help them conceive.
4. Articulate the basics of embryo cryopreservation, oocyte cryopreservation, and ovarian tissue freezing, and when to apply these options.
5. Develop a strategy for the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists to help preserve fertility.

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