Fertility Preservation: Options for Preserving Fertility in Women and Men
Fertility Preservation for Women:
1. Egg freezing
In egg freezing, eggs are harvested and frozen for later use.
2. Embryo cryopreservation
The process of fertilizing eggs with sperm and then freezing the resulting embryos is called embryo cryopreservation.
3. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation
An ovarian tissue cryopreservation procedure involves removing the ovarian tissue and
4. Hormonal therapy
The use of hormone therapy during cancer treatment temporarily suppresses the ovary's function.
Fertility Preservation for Men:
1. Sperm cryopreservation:
In sperm cryopreservation, sperm is collected and frozen for future use.
2. Testicular tissue cryopreservation:
A procedure that involves the removal and freezing of testicular tissue for cryopreservation.
3. Radiation shielding:
In radiation treatment, shielding the testicles reduces the risk of damage to sperm.
Before undergoing any treatment that may affect fertility, talk to a healthcare provider about fertility preservation options.
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