Ethical, Legal, Social, and Medical Perspectives

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
  • Laurie Zoloth
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein
  • Sarah Rodriguez

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 156)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Science and Technology of Oncofertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clarisa R. Gracia
      Pages 3-9
    3. Rachel M. Smith, Teresa K. Woodruff, Lonnie D. Shea
      Pages 11-24
    4. Susan L. Barrett, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 25-39
    5. Sherman J. Silber, Teresa K. Woodruff, Lonnie D. Shea
      Pages 41-54
    6. Laxmi A. Kondapalli, Fanzhen Hong, Clarisa R. Gracia
      Pages 55-67
    7. Pierre Comizzoli, Nucharin Songsasen, David E. Wildt
      Pages 87-100
  3. Historical and Legal Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Sarah Rodriguez
      Pages 103-110
    3. Gregory Dolin, Dorothy E. Roberts, Lina M. Rodriguez, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 111-134
    4. Kiran Sreenivas, Lisa Campo-Engelstein
      Pages 135-152
    5. Shauna L. Gardino, Andrew E. Russell, Teresa K. Woodruff
      Pages 153-170
  4. Clinical and Theoretical Ethics

  5. Religious Perspectives

  6. Ramifications for Education and Economics

  7. Repercussions of Oncofertility for Patients and their Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Caprice A. Knapp, Gwendolyn P. Quinn
      Pages 391-401
    3. Emily S. Jungheim, Kenneth R. Carson, Douglas Brown
      Pages 403-412
    4. Karrie Ann Snyder, May Kyaw Thazin, William B. Pearse, Mehwish Moinuddin
      Pages 413-428
  8. Health Care Provider Stories and Final Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Sherman J. Silber
      Pages 471-480
    3. Margarett Shnorhavorian
      Pages 485-485
    4. Laurie Zoloth
      Pages 487-489
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 491-519

About this book


Oncofertility has emerged as a way to address potential lost or impaired fertility in those with a history of cancer. Active biomedical research is developing new ways to help those afflicted with cancer to preserve their ability to have biological children. Oncofertility: Ethical, Legal, Social, and Medical Perspectives moves beyond oncofertility as a science and medical technology and begins to address the social, legal, and ethical ramifications of this emerging field. Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff establishes a team of oncologists, fertility specialists, social scientists, and education and policy makers to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion on the clinical care of women who will lose their fertility due to cancer treatment. "Cancer and its treatment will often compromise fertility. Concerns relevant to reproduction remains one of the most important issues for patients. In this text renown experts discuss the spectrum of critical issues embraced by Oncofertility." - Steven T. Rosen, M.D. Series Editor


Ethical Dilemma Moral adoption bioethics ethics health infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa K. Woodruff
    • 1
  • Laurie Zoloth
    • 2
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein
    • 3
  • Sarah Rodriguez
    • 4
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6517-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6518-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-3042
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