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.
There are several types of fertility preservation, including:
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.
Fertility preservation may be necessary for individuals who are about to undergo medical treatments that may affect their fertility, such as: