Child cancer patients' fertility hopes on ice, but ethical questions abound

Dr Rosalind McDougall, The Age, SMH, 31st October 2017 and ABC Breakfast program with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland

A research project led by MSPGH bioethicists has developed a tool to assist doctors with the tough ethical questions surrounding fertility preservation for children with cancer (

The research was covered on the ABC, and made the front page of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald (

The research team was Dr Rosalind McDougall [CHE & Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH)], Prof Lynn Gillam (CHE & RCH), A/Prof Clare Delany (Dept of Medical Education & RCH), and Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe (Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Women’s Hospital & RCH).

L-R: Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli of ABC News, Rosalind McDougall (CHE), and Lara MacEwen – the mother of a patient

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