Published: 08-04-2019 11:06 | Updated: 10-05-2019 08:35

Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg reports large cohort study

Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg has reported a large cohort study of 1254 women and girls undergoing procedures for fertility preservation in Sweden between 1998-2018. In that cohort, 852 of the individuals had cancer and were planned to receive treatments with a high risk of subsequent sterility. The study revealed trends in fertility preservation choices that have changed over time, with an increasing number of women aiming at freezing their oocytes unfertilized, a technique that is today considered clinically established. About 27% of the women in the cohort had returned for treatments aiming at achieving pregnancy. The live birth rates were significantly higher in the group with fertility preservation indicated by benign conditions compared to malignant diseases. The study is published in Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica.


A prospective study of women and girls undergoing fertility preservation due to oncologic and non-oncologic indications in Sweden-Trends in patients' choices and benefit of the chosen methods after long-term follow up.
Rodriguez-Wallberg K, Marklund A, Lundberg F, Wikander I, Milenkovic M, Anastacio A, et al
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2019 May;98(5):604-615