Review: Preserving Fertility in HCT Recipients

In this review, the authors note that the optimal time to address fertility issues in patients considering HCT is before the onset of therapy for the underlying disease, and that a referral to a reproductive specialist should be made for patients interested in fertility preservation. Also discussed are common barriers to fertility preservation in HCT patients, including the perception of a lack of time to preserve fertility in urgent transplant cases, inadequate access to reproductive specialists, and costs and lack of insurance coverage for fertility preservation.

Joshi S, et al. Bone Marrow Transplant

Patient-level summary of this study