In January, 2017, Jessica R. Gorman from Oregon State University and colleagues published a study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship comparing adoption considerations between female young adult cancer survivors and women of the same age in the general population. This study found that among cancer survivors, 81.6% said that they would consider adoption compared to 40.3% of women in the general population. In addition, cancer survivors were asked what their concerns were about adoption, and 48% said their desire for biological children was a concern compared to 67% of women in the general population. Additional concerns among cancer survivors included expense of adoption (45%), concern about not being perceived as a good candidate by an adoption agency (41%), and not having enough information about the adoption process (39%). This study concluded that cancer survivor’s interest in adoption was twice as high compared to women in the general population and that cancer survivors may need guidance in navigating the adoption process.
Author: Kendra Frome, BS, graduate student in the genetic counseling program at Northwesterm University
Cancer, In the news, Oncofertility, Publication, Research
On Wednesday, February 15, Dr. Teresa Woodruff gave the VGR: Communicating Reproductive Science to a Doubtful World. During the talk, Dr. Woodruff described in detail all of the educational resources developed by the Oncofertility Consortium. Recently, the OC launched its newest website Reprotopia...
children, Education, Fertility Preservation, Oncofertility, Virtual Grand Rounds
Colleagues in Tunisia at the Aziza Othmana ART Center of Tunis completed translating the SaveMyFertility materials into French. This work was completed by Fatma Douik, Khadija Berejeb Kacem, and Marouen Braham under the direction of Mohamed Khrouf (pictured). We thank them for their hard work and...
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