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Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is an option to consider for social reasons and medical reasons such as cancer. Options include egg freezing, sperm freezing and embryo freezing.

Fertility Preservation Articles

Your first step is to locate a fertility clinic or reproductive endocrinologist experienced in egg freezing. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer or another disease in which the treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, or medication) harms ovarian function, discuss oocyte cryopreservation with your doctor or oncologist. She or he should be able to refer you for a ‘fast track’ egg freezing and connect you to a reputable cryopreservation clinic.

For women diagnosed with cancer that may affect their fertility, there is hope: Fertile Hope.

Founded in 2001 by Lindsay Nohr Beck, and now a national LIVESTRONG initiative, Fertile Hope offers discounted treatment and free donated medication for egg freezing and embryo freezing via their financial assistance program. Sperm banking services are also available to male patients.

It is estimated that more than 1,000 births worldwide have been reported using frozen eggs since 1986, most of which have been in the last few years thanks to advancing egg freezing technologies.

Fertility Preservation Videos

How Does a Woman's Age Influence Egg Freezing Success?

Dr. Rudy Quintero, a fertility doctor at CARE Fertility, explains why freezing your eggs in your early 30s is advised.

Video: How Successful is Cryopreservation?

Should you consider egg freezing for fertility preservation? Dr. Kutluk Oktay of Reproductive Specialists of New York explains how successful is cryopreservation.

Video: Can a Woman Preserve Her Fertility?

If you're concerned about the future of your fertility, you may consider fertility preservation. Dr. Michael Darder of IVF New Jersey explains how a woman can preserve her fertility.