A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Teenagers and Young Adults when Faced with Possible or Actual Fertility Impairment Following Cancer Treatment

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  • M Crawshaw
  • P Sloper


Publication details

DatePublished - 2006
PublisherDepartment of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
Place of PublicationYork
Original languageEnglish

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NameExecutive Summary


In depth interviews were conducted with thirty eight individuals diagnosed with cancer between ages 13 and 21 and aware of a risk, no matter how small, that their fertility may have been affected. Age at interview ranged from 16 to 30. Twenty one females (nine teenagers and twelve adults) and seventeen males (seven teenagers and ten adults) were drawn from a range of backgrounds regarding educational achievement, employment, family situation and ethnicity. While none had a prior major impairment, several were left with impairments following treatment.

    Research areas

  • ill/disabled children, health services issues

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