Fertility preservation: challenges and opportunities (Oct 2014)


the lancet
Fertility preservation: challenges and opportunities
The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9950, Pages 1246 - 1247, 4 October 2014
Jie Qiao, Rong Li
Author(s) affiliation:
Center of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, 100191, China; Key Laboratory of Assisted Reproduction, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China; Beijing Key Laboratory of Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproductive Technology, Beijing, China. Electronic address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Subfertility is a major health issue worldwide, and one that is growing because of an increasing number of subfertile couples, various causes of decreased fertility, and poorly understood mechanisms. In The Lancet, three Series papers on fertility preservation1–3discuss the effects of physiological and pathological factors on human fertility, and collectively show that fertility preservation is a potential strategy to combat this predicament.
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