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J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc. 2019 Aug 28;20(3):196-207. doi: 10.4274/jtgga.galenos.2019.2018.0116. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Fertility preservation in Turkey: a global look for nationwide strategy development

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1
In Vitro Fertilization-IVM Center, Medicana Samsun International Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Düzce University School of Medicine, Düzce, Turkey
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Private Office, Uşak, Turkey
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Abstract

As the reproductive technology advanced along with the improved outcome in cancer treatment demands implementing new fertility preservation, developing algorithms on fertility preservation requires tailoring for each society. Here, the authors attempt to modify the current medical literature on fertility preservation for the Turkish population. A PubMed search was conducted using the search term fertility preservation. Initially, 280 items of literature were accessed. In the second evaluation, 126 articles were examined and 154 items were discarded due to the low quality of the literature. In the final round, only 68 publications that were the most relevant were found eligible for inclusion in this review article. In order to develop a more systematic national guideline, forming a multidisciplinary approach to create a web-based network would be the first step. Both physicians and patients will have open access to the information. This database should be linked to an international consortium to stay integrated and open for updating. The aim of this review was to evaluate the relationship between the current situation in our country and the developments in the world in light of the literature, and to establish infrastructure for the development of future approaches in our country.

KEYWORDS:

oncofertility; oocyte-embryo freezing; treatment modalities; national program; Fertility preservation

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