Leah Bressler

Dr. Campo-Engelstein, PhD in bioethics at Albany Medical College, gave a compelling review of the key ethical considerations in ovarian stimulation in adolescent cancer patients. She led attendees through a range of topics and emphasized how the biologically-determined differences in treatment by sex have real ethical ramifications for providers. Dr. Campo-Engelstein highlighted sex-determined differences in treatment, including higher cost and societal pressures for females, and the concept of bodily invasion related to invasive fertility preservation treatments in peripubertal patients. She ended with a goad to action encouraging providers to engage adolescent patients in distinct, sex-specific conversations.

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