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I appreciated this example of how to begin a discussion of fertility issues following treatment and thought the social worker did an excellent job of normalizing fertility as a concern both for survivors and people who haven’t had cancer. She also opened the possibility of discussion with his current partner, which addresses fertility as an issue that can affect multiple people within a situation – their relationship, goals and vision for the future, etc. I also thought she did a good job of sharing hope by explaining that even if he discovers he has fertility challenges, there are ways to deal with this and still become a parent if that is his goal. Others are absolutely right that we didn’t hear much from the patient. Perhaps we will see more of that perspective in future modules?