Oncofertility pp 237-248 | Cite as

The Impact of Infertility: Why ART Should Be a Higher Priority for Women in the Global South

  • Amanda Fleetwood
  • Lisa Campo-Engelstein
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 156)


Cancer is typically associated with countries in the global North1 rather than the global South. This is in part because cancer is often portrayed as a disease of late middle to old age and the global North has a larger percentage of this particular demographic than the global South. Yet, cancer is the third leading non-communicable cause of death in developing countries [1].


Assisted Reproductive Technology Cleft Palate Fertility Preservation Infertile Woman Medical Tourism 
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This research was supported by the oncofertility consortium NIH 8UL1DE019587, 5RL1HD058296.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public Service, DePaul UniversityBataviaUSA
  2. 2.Oncofertility Consortium and Center for Bioethics, Science & Society, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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