Medfem Fertility Clinic offers fertility preservation for men and women. If you think you may have trouble conceiving in the future, fertility preservation may be an option for you to consider.
Many factors can limit your ability to conceive, including:
- Planned surgery to remove the ovaries
- Chemotherapy or radiation that can damage eggs or sperm
- Radiation therapy to the pelvis
- Medications that can damage eggs
- Genetic causes of rapidly decreasing egg numbers
- Advancing age
Fertility preservation is also an option for those who wish to delay having children for personal reasons.
Fertility preservation for medical reasons
Cancer therapy can destroy a person’s fertility and their chances of having a family. Your risk of being infertile after cancer treatment depends on the type of treatment, your pre-treatment fertility status, and your age. Your oncologist can give you an estimate of the likelihood that your treatment will decrease your fertility. Medfem Fertility Clinic is keeping hope alive by offering the opportunity to freeze eggs and sperm before treatment. If you are facing a medical treatment such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery that may affect your fertility, we may be able to help you. In these circumstances, we often need to take action prior to the medical treatment. Therefore, we try to see all urgent cases within 24 hours of having received a referral from your physician.
Female fertility preservation
Female fertility preservation refers to the process of freezing a woman’s eggs, her embryos, or, potentially, her ovarian tissue. This may give her the chance to conceive in the future should she be unable to conceive on her own.
Male fertility preservation
Male fertility can be harmed by the surgical removal of the testicles or by chemotherapy or radiation that damages sperm quantity, quality or DNA. Sperm cryopreservation (freezing) is highly effective. It is strongly recommended that sperm are collected prior to initiation of treatment because the quality of the sample and sperm DNA integrity may be compromised even after a single treatment session. Although planned chemotherapy may limit the number of ejaculates, intracytoplasmic sperm injection allows the successful freezing and future use of a very limited amount of sperm.