Fertility Preservation Options

What is fertility preservation?


Preservation options for women

Women may preserve their fertility by freezing their eggs for social reasons – such as pursuing a career or waiting until they find a partner – or for health reasons, such as facing a cancer diagnosis. Additionally, if she is part of a couple, she may undergo the beginning process of in vitro fertilization to create and freeze embryos for later use.

There are more options now than ever before. Comparing factors like time requirements, success rates and costs will help you determine which options might be right for you. Below are links to the various ways to preserve fertility during cancer treatment:


Preservation options for men

Men may also need to preserve their fertility, especially before undergoing cancer treatment or other operations/trauma that may cause damage to their sperm.

There are more options now than ever before. Comparing factors like time requirements, success rates and costs will help you determine which options might be right for you. Below are links to the various ways to preserve fertility during cancer treatment:

  • Sperm Banking
  • Testicular Sperm Extraction
  • Natural Conception

Fertility preservation before cancer treatment

Reproductive Science Center of the Bay’s Fertile Hope Program, in partnership with Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Foundation, provides fertility preservation options for cancer patients whose treatment may jeopardize their future fertility.*

Learn more about cancer treatment risks, including infertility.

* RSC acknowledges Fertile Hope and LIVESTRONG Foundation for the information shared on RSC’s cancer and fertility web pages.

 

Blogs about fertility preservation

Fertility Counseling For Cancer Patients – Mary Hinckley, MD
Egg Vitrification – Mary Hinckley, MD
Fertility For Children Exposed To Chemotherapy – Mary Hinckley, MD
How to Prevent Chemo-Induced Ovarian Failure – Mary Hinckley, MD

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