Clinical Research Details

Descriptive Information
Parental attitudes toward fertility preservation in female adolescent cancer patients

Ghina Ghazeeri


Clinical Research - Epidemiologic and Behavioral Studies  

  • Dalia Khalifeh
Christine Beyrouthy
Extension: 5618
Conditions and Keywords
Fertility preservation,cancer patients
fertility preservation,adolescents,cancer patients,Attitudes
Study Design
Health Services Research
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Eligibility and IRB
Min: 11
Max: 20

 This is a cross-sectional study. The main objective of this study is to measure the parental attitudes toward fertility preservation and analyze the ethical issues in oocyte cryopreservation for adolescent female cancer survivors. 


Parents of all girls presenting to the American University of Beirut Medical Center for treatment from January 2018 to September 2018, at the Saint-Jude center, a tertiary center for the treatment of childhood cancer, are included in this study.

Purposing sampling.

o   Parents of pubertal children (11-12 to 20 years)

o   Children who received or receiving treatment, for a malignancy: treatment defined as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or any combination of these.

o   Parents of male adolescents

o   Patients with end-stage disease (the survey would be emotionally traumatic for this group of patients)