Few transgender teens opt for fertility preservation

“More research needs to be done to understand parenthood goals and barriers to fertility-preservation utilization specific to this transgender population,” said lead author Dr. Leena Nahata, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. Most research to date on fertility preservation has focused on young patients undergoing cancer treatment, Nahata told Reuters Health by phone. Current guidelines and ethics committee statements recommend that transgender patients receive fertility counseling and be offered fertility preservation before they begin hormone treatment.
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