G-FOrCe: Global Framework for Oncofertility Care
Despite international evidence about the benefits of fertility preservation and current national and international guidelines there are several barriers that have prevented the implementation of equitable fertility preservation practice around the world. These barriers include a lack of referral pathways and models of care for oncofertility services, the need for more collaborations between cancer and fertility doctors, inequitable access based on cost and a lack of oncofertility training. There is also no consensus about the best way to deliver oncofertility information to patients. Competencies are used by health care services and health care providers to ensure that they develop knowledge, skills and processes to deliver services of a high standard and this includes suitable models of care and referral pathways.
The objectives of this study are to develop an international multidisciplinary oncofertility medical and psychosocial competency framework, which will enable the development and implementation of fertility preservation models of care, referral pathways and professional development for oncofertility services.
What does the study involve?
The study involves completing an online questionnaire which will take around 40 minutes to complete (although it does not have to be completed in one sitting). It will involve you indicating your level of agreement with statements about the delivery of fertility preservation care on a scale. You will also be asked to provide any additional comments you have. If you are interested in taking part in this study please first read the corresponding information sheet and then please click on the appropriate survey in your chosen language.
Patients, survivors, parents and partners
Portuguese (Latin America)
This research is part of an international collaborative study being led by Dr Antoinette Anazodo, Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologist, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital.If you have questions, please phone: 02 9382 1690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org