Volume 12, Issue 47 (Winter 2019)                   MLJ 2019, 12(47): 141-162 | Back to browse issues page

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1- University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
2- Department of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Epidemiology Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding author)
Background and aim: Medical methods of cancer treatment affect patients` reproductive health that is under treatment. Of course it is possible to solve patients` fertility problems by using fertility preservation methods. Our goal was to examine responsibility of informing oncologists from the method of fertility preservation for cancerous patients.
Method: In this paper, using the method of study and documentary- library, the results achieved.
Results: Oncologists are responsible for not informing cancerous patients regarding losing their fertility power and fertility preservation methods.
Conclusion: Responsibility of informing oncologists from the method of fertility preservation for cancerous patients is basically contractual and its basis can searched in not taking voluntary consent of cancerous patients. Oncologist`s duty to inform the patient from fertility preservation methods can be inferred from the analysis of the relationship between the two parties. Violation of this duty is neglect and will lead to the doctor`s responsibility.

Please cite this article as: Taghavi N, Omani Samani R. The Responsibility of Oncologists toward Informing Patient about Fertility Preservation Methods. Iran J Med Law 2019; 12(47): 141-162.
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2017/11/14 | Accepted: 2018/07/21

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