Fertility Resources

When I was looking into fertility options that might be available I came across a number of articles that I felt were useful that were available on open source and am sharing the links to these here.

This search was completed in 2017 and is not exhaustive due to the timescales put upon me as such please do not use these as your exclusive resources as there may be better and more recent research available.  Also I leave judgements on the quality of the research up to individuals and their own personal circumstances as these options may not be available for all.

If you are wanting to search yourself, using the terms fertility preservation, cancer and chemotherapy as key words will help to filter your search.

Fertility preservation Articles:


Beck-Frutcher et al (2008) ‘GnRH agonist therapy as ovarian protectants in female patients undergoing chemotherapy: a review of the clinical data’ Human Reproduction Update, Volume 14, Issue 6, 1 November 2008, Pages 553–561 Available at URL:  https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/14/6/553/633331

Blumenfeld et al (2008) ‘Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist decreases chemotherapy-induced gonadotoxicity and premature ovarian failure in young female patients with Hodgkin lymphoma’ Fertility and Sterility Volume 89, Issue 1, Pages 166–173 Available at URL: http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(07)00348-2/abstract

Castelo-Branco et al (2007) ‘Use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in patients with Hodgkin’s disease for preservation of ovarian function and reduction of gonadotoxicity related to chemotherapy’ Fertility and Sterility Volume 87, Issue 3, Pages 702–705  Available at URL:http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(06)04212-9/fulltext

Clowse et al (2009) ‘Ovarian Preservation by GnRH agonist during Chemotherapy: A Meta-Analysis’ Journal of Women’s Health Vol.ume 8, Issue 3 Available at URL: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jwh.2008.0857 

Forman et al (2010) ‘A nationwide survey of oncologists regarding treatment-related infertility and fertility preservation in female cancer patients’ Fertility and Sterility 94 (5) Available at URL: http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(09)03864-3/fulltext

Lee et al (updated 2013) ‘American Society of Clinical Oncology Recommendations on Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients’ Available at URL:http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/jco.2006.06.5888

Mastro L.D. and Lambertini M. (2015) ‘Temporary Ovarian Suppression With Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist During Chemotherapy for Fertility Preservation: Toward the End of the Debate?’ Oncologist Volume 20 Issue 11 Pages 1233–1235. Available at URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4718439/