Preservation of Menstrual Function in Adolescent and Young Females

Authors

  • Ozgur Oktem,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA
    2. Institute for Fertility Preservation, Center for Human Reproduction, New York, New York, USA
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  • Kutluk Oktay

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA
    2. Institute for Fertility Preservation, Center for Human Reproduction, New York, New York, USA
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Address for correspondence: Kutluk Oktay, M.D., FACOG, Institute for Fertility Preservation, 21 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021.
 koktay@fertilitypreservation.org

Abstract

Every year thousands of young teenagers are afflicted with different types of cancer and receive gonadotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy regimens, causing depletion of germ cells in the gonads and premature gonadal failure. In this review, we discuss and outline the current strategies and the future directions of fertility preservation and ovarian cryopreservation and transplantation in adolescents and young females.

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