Young female cancer patients' experiences with fertility counselling and fertility preservation: a qualitative small-scale study within the Danish health care setting

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Young female cancer patients' experiences with fertility counselling and fertility preservation : a qualitative small-scale study within the Danish health care setting. / Hoeg, Didde; Schmidt, Lone; Tryde Macklon, Kirsten.

I: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, Bind 121, Nr. 4, 2016, s. 283–288.

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Hoeg, D, Schmidt, L & Tryde Macklon, K 2016, 'Young female cancer patients' experiences with fertility counselling and fertility preservation: a qualitative small-scale study within the Danish health care setting', Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, bind 121, nr. 4, s. 283–288. https://doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2016.1204394

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Hoeg, D., Schmidt, L., & Tryde Macklon, K. (2016). Young female cancer patients' experiences with fertility counselling and fertility preservation: a qualitative small-scale study within the Danish health care setting. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 121(4), 283–288. https://doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2016.1204394

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Hoeg D, Schmidt L, Tryde Macklon K. Young female cancer patients' experiences with fertility counselling and fertility preservation: a qualitative small-scale study within the Danish health care setting. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences. 2016;121(4):283–288. https://doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2016.1204394

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Hoeg, Didde ; Schmidt, Lone ; Tryde Macklon, Kirsten. / Young female cancer patients' experiences with fertility counselling and fertility preservation : a qualitative small-scale study within the Danish health care setting. I: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences. 2016 ; Bind 121, Nr. 4. s. 283–288.

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abstract = "Introduction: Fertility counselling for young women newly diagnosed with cancer is an important field of preconceptional counselling. This qualitative, small-scale study explored how young women newly diagnosed with cancer experienced specialized fertility preservation counselling and treatment in the public Danish health care system.Methods: Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with five women below 40 years recently diagnosed with cancer. All women received fertility counselling by a fertility specialist at the Fertility Clinic, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark before initiation of cancer treatment. Participants were interviewed at a place chosen by them, and interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using systematic text condensation developed by Malterud and inspired by Giorgi’s phenomenological analysis.Results: None of the participants were aware that chemotherapy could destroy their eggs. The participants described how specialized fertility counselling and fertility preservation contributed to a belief in life after cancer, which gave them hope that they would survive their cancer disease. Further, the women described how the possibility of fertility preservation removed a huge concern and enabled them to concentrate on their cancer treatment and on getting better.Conclusion: Overall, the specialized fertility counselling and treatment to preserve fertility was highly valued. The women felt it gave them a choice about their future fertility. The fertility expert presented the various fertility-preserving scenarios, and the women were content that they had an actual choice.",
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