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What is Fertility Preservation?

Fertility preservation is the process of protecting or maintaining a person’s ability to have biological children in the future. This can be done through methods such as freezing eggs or sperm, or through medical treatments that temporarily halt or suppress fertility. It may be used by individuals who are about to undergo medical treatments that may affect their fertility, or by individuals who wish to delay childbearing for other personal or professional reasons.

What are the types of Fertility Preservation?

There are several types of fertility preservation, including:

  1. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation: This involves surgically removing a small piece of ovarian tissue and freezing it for future use. The tissue can then be thawed and transplanted back into the woman’s body, allowing her to ovulate and conceive naturally.
  2. Egg freezing: This process involves stimulating a woman’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs, which are then harvested and frozen for future use. The eggs can be thawed and fertilized with sperm to create embryos that can be implanted in the woman’s uterus.
  3. Sperm freezing: This process involves collecting and freezing a man’s sperm for future use. The frozen sperm can be used for artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
  4. Embryo freezing: This process involves fertilizing a woman’s eggs with sperm and then freezing the resulting embryos for future use. The embryos can be thawed and implanted in the woman’s uterus at a later date.

All of the above mentioned methods have their own benefits and risks, and the best option may vary depending on the individual’s circumstances and preferences. It is important to consult a fertility specialist before making a decision.

Why you need Fertility Preservation?

Fertility preservation may be necessary for individuals who are about to undergo medical treatments that may affect their fertility, such as:

  1. Cancer treatment: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can damage or destroy the eggs or sperm, making it difficult or impossible for individuals to conceive naturally. Fertility preservation allows them to bank their eggs or sperm before the treatment, so that they can still have biological children in the future.
  2. Surgery: Certain surgeries, such as removal of the ovaries or testicles, can also affect fertility. Fertility preservation can help individuals to preserve their fertility before such surgeries.
  3. Genetic disorders: Individuals who carry a genetic disorder that may be passed on to their children may choose to undergo fertility preservation to have biological children that are not affected by the disorder.
  4. Personal or professional reasons: Some people may choose to delay childbearing for personal or professional reasons and may want to preserve their fertility for future use.