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Factors affecting sperm banking for adolescent cancer patients
  1. G Bahadur1,
  2. H Spoudeas2,
  3. M C Davies3,
  4. D Ralph4
  1. 1Royal Free and University College Medical School and UCLH Trust, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Laboratories, London, UK
  2. 2Neuro Endocrine & Late Effects Service, UCLH Trust, London, UK
  3. 3Reproductive Medicine Unit, UCLH Trust, London, UK
  4. 4Institute of Urology, UCLH Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr G Bahadur
    Royal Free and University College Medical School and UCLH Trust, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Laboratories, 25 Grafton Way, London WC1E 6HX, UK; g.bahadur{at}ucl.ac.uk

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The recent publication on sperm banking in adolescent cancer patients raises important awareness of difficult and sensitive issues.1 Our experience of 238 adolescent cancer patients also showed that the ability to bank sperm was age related, with a mean age of 16.7 years in the 86% who banked sperm compared to 15.5 years in the 14% who were unsuccessful in banking.2

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