Dr Quinn, from the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and the University of South Florida, in Tampa, USA, has conducted surveys of oncologists' referral practices. The interview covers issues such as:

  • How communication between patients and physicians is improving.
  • Why limited access to reproductive endocrinologists often restricts the provision of fertility preservation care.
  • Why there are different windows of opportunity for organising fertility preservation in men and in women
  • Why it is often appropriate to discuss fertility preservation even with patients with late-stage disease or a poor prognosis.
  • The importance of not pre-judging a patient’s interest in fertility preservation.
  • Why younger men in particular may not be interested in fertility preservation but may in later life express extreme remorse and regret at not taking it seriously.
  • The financial implications of fertility preservation care in the USA.