Canterbury DHB


Gonadal Function and Stem Cell Transplants

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Women and SCT

Men and SCT

Women and SCT

After bone marrow transplantation ovarian failure is common but not universal and its incidence is related to the type of conditioning regimen and also to the age of the patient.

Men and SCT

Note: In view of the small but definite chance of regaining fertility after SCT and chemical conditioning, normal contraceptive methods should be recommended for such patients. Unwanted pregnancy in cancer patients can cause major problems. Discussion with patient and partner (if any) are of crucial importance.

About this Canterbury DHB document (8762):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 8762