A/Prof Yasmin Jayasinghe reaches world audience through Reach MD podcast

A/Prof Yasmin Jayasinghe from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was recently a guest on Reach MD podcast discussing Oncofertility across the globe and also specific considerations for paediatric oncofertility.

On the podcast episode Pediatric Oncofertility: Key Considerations & Procedures, A/Prof Jayasinghe spoke about how pediatric and adolescent oncofertility patients are cared for differently than adult patients and gave an overview of the available procedures for pediatric patients and the key considerations that go along with them during the covid pandemic.

You can listen to the Reach MD episode Pediatric Oncofertility: Key Considerations & Procedures via this link.

A/Prof Jayasinghe was also a guest on the podcast episode A Global View of Oncofertility: Lessons Learned from Around the World and discussed about how cancer treatment can impact fertility outcomes for individuals throughout the U.S. as well as around the globe. A/Prof Jayasinghe spoke about why the emerging field of oncofertility is here to help male and female patients navigate their fertility options before and after their cancer treatments and shared her global viewpoints on the field of Oncofertility.

You can listen to the Reach MD episode A Global View of Oncofertility: Lessons Learned from Around the World via this link.

A/Prof Yasmin Jayasinghe is a Winter and Glover Fellow in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Director of the Oncofertility Program Royal Children’s Hospital, Consultant Gynaecologist, The Women’s Hospital, Oncology and Dysplasia Service, Reproductive Services and Research Fellow (Honorary), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Brain and Mind Theme.

We also wish to congratulate A/Prof Jayasinghe for being shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Human Rights Medal for addressing the issue of reproductive justice for children: the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy and retain fertility. The Fertility Preservation Program through research and translation promotes the Convention of the Rights of the Child, by implementing active measures that protect the rights of children including trying to protect fertility.  Fertility preservation provides cancer survivors with the choice to try to have children, or not have children in order to promote their future wellbeing. This choice can be seen as an intrinsic component to a worthwhile and meaningful life.