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Moffitt Researchers Train Healthcare Professionals about Fertility Preservation in Adolescents and Young Adults with Patients

Moffitt Researchers Train Healthcare Professionals

The goal of this National Cancer Institute funded training program is to educate healthcare professionals about the potential impact of cancer diagnosis and/or treatment on adolescent and young adult patients' reproductive health. Topics include physical functioning (reproductive capacity, fertility preservation options, contraception needs) and social functioning (body image, sexuality, friendships and romantic partnering).

Additionally, the workshop provides training in communicate skills about these issues and how identify and facilitate referrals for additional services.  

Now in its 10th year, the program has trained 778 healthcare professionals, representing over 265 healthcare institutions in 47 states and six countries. 

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