Reproductive health assessment for women with cancer

a pilot study

Ashlesha Patel, Mini Sreedevi, Radha Malapati, Rachana Sutaria, Monique Brown Schoenhage, Ashok R. Patel, Erika K. Radeke, Howard A. Zaren

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to pilot a survey instrument and to develop descriptive data about the reproductive goals of reproductive-aged women (15-44 years) with cancer. Study Design: This was a cross-sectional pilot survey study of 20 women who were diagnosed with various types of cancers at the oncology clinic of Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, from January-July 2006. Results: Of the 20 patients whose cases were surveyed, the mean age was 36.6 years, and 90% of the women had breast cancer. Ten percent of patients would continue pregnancy, if they became pregnant while receiving treatment. Contraception was used by 55% of patients (n = 11), of whom 55% of the women (n = 6) were using abstinence. Conclusion: The result of this pilot study demonstrates the need for reproductive health counseling in women with cancer; the range of discussion must include fertility interest, contraception, and fertility preservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191.e1-191.e4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume201
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Reproductive Health
Neoplasms
Contraception
Fertility Preservation
County Hospitals
Fertility
Counseling
Cross-Sectional Studies
Breast Neoplasms
Pregnancy

Keywords

  • cancer
  • contraception
  • fertility
  • reproductive health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Patel, A., Sreedevi, M., Malapati, R., Sutaria, R., Schoenhage, M. B., Patel, A. R., ... Zaren, H. A. (2009). Reproductive health assessment for women with cancer: a pilot study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 201(2), 191.e1-191.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2009.04.021

Reproductive health assessment for women with cancer : a pilot study. / Patel, Ashlesha; Sreedevi, Mini; Malapati, Radha; Sutaria, Rachana; Schoenhage, Monique Brown; Patel, Ashok R.; Radeke, Erika K.; Zaren, Howard A.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 201, No. 2, 01.01.2009, p. 191.e1-191.e4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patel, A, Sreedevi, M, Malapati, R, Sutaria, R, Schoenhage, MB, Patel, AR, Radeke, EK & Zaren, HA 2009, 'Reproductive health assessment for women with cancer: a pilot study', American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 201, no. 2, pp. 191.e1-191.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2009.04.021
Patel A, Sreedevi M, Malapati R, Sutaria R, Schoenhage MB, Patel AR et al. Reproductive health assessment for women with cancer: a pilot study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 Jan 1;201(2):191.e1-191.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2009.04.021
Patel, Ashlesha ; Sreedevi, Mini ; Malapati, Radha ; Sutaria, Rachana ; Schoenhage, Monique Brown ; Patel, Ashok R. ; Radeke, Erika K. ; Zaren, Howard A. / Reproductive health assessment for women with cancer : a pilot study. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 ; Vol. 201, No. 2. pp. 191.e1-191.e4.
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