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What is fertility preservation?

Fertility preservation is the process of saving or protecting eggs, sperm, or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have biological children in the future.

  • Who can benefit from fertility preservation?

  • What fertility-preserving options are available?

Citations

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  1. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). (2013). Fertility preservation. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://www.cancer.net/research-and-advocacy/asco-care-and-treatment-recommendations-patients/fertility-preservationExternal Web Site Policy[top]
  2. Loren, A. W., Mangu, P. B., Beck, L. N., Brennan, L., Magdalinski, A. J., Partridge, A. H., et al. (2013). Fertility preservation for patients with cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31(19), 2500–2510. [top]
  3. ASCO. (2016). Fertility concerns and preservation for men. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/dating-sex-and-reproduction/fertility-concerns-and-preservation-menExternal Web Site Policy[top]
  4. ASCO. (2016). Fertility concerns and preservation for women. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/dating-sex-and-reproduction/fertility-concerns-and-preservation-womenExternal Web Site Policy[top]
  5. National Cancer Institute. (n.d.). NCI dictionary of cancer terms: Ovarian transposition. Retrieved January 13, 2017, from https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms?cdrid=780385[top]

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