|Location, Year||Authors, Reference||Study design||Main results|
|USA, 2011||Köhler et al., ||209 pediatric oncologists||
83% of pediatric oncologists acknowledged that fertility threats to female patients are a major concern for them|
Only 12% reported that they refer at least 50% of female cancer patients to a fertility specialist prior to cancer treatment
< 50% were aware of the ASCO recommendations published in 2006
|USA, 2010||Forman et al., ||249 oncologists||
95% routinely discussed a treatment’s impact on fertility: 93% for gynecologic oncologists vs 60% for other oncologists|
Although 82% have referred patients to reproductive endocrinologists, more than half rarely refer.
|Canada, 2012||Yee et al. ||152 oncologists||45% did not know where to refer patients for female fertility preservation|
|Canada, 2013||Ronn and Holzer, ||All FP services available||
63% of the responding non-IVF fertility centres do not provide any FP services, including consultations.|
80% of the responding IVF fertility centres provided both consultations and FP services for women with cancer, with an additional 10% saying that they provide consultations only.
|Iran, 2011||Ghorbani et al., ||
15% other specialists in cancer treatment
67% were attentive to the damaging effects of radiochemotherapy on fertility at the time of diagnosis|
40% insisted that the FP topic should be brought up by patients themselves.
Only 46% of the oncologists knew about FP techniques
The greatest barrier to parental acceptance of FP for children was lack of information (41%)
|France, 2013||Préaubert et al., ||225 French doctors from the PACA region||
58% felt a lack information about indications and FP techniques|
54% referred no patients to FP consultation over a period of 6 months
|UK, 2008||Cannell ||84 Primary Care Trusts||
46% did not provide patient information|
33% did not commission facilities for embryo storage and 37% did not commission facilities for oocyte storage
|UK, 2013||Adams, Hill and Watson, ||100 oncologists||
87% expressed a need for information|
Only 38% reported routinely providing patients with written information
23% had never consulted any FP guidelines
1/3 did not usually refer patients to a specialist fertility service.
|India, 2016||Mahajan et al. ||157 gynecologists||
81% agreed with the ASCO recommendations|
42% routinely discussed cancer impact on fertility
37% routinely discussed a treatment’s impact on fertility