Treatments for cancer and other illnesses, such as chemotherapy, radiation or reproductive surgery, can damage your fertility (the ability to have biological children in the future). While infertility can be a distressing side effect of these treatments, The Fertility Preservation Program at Michigan Medicine offers hope, innovation and support to adult and adolescent patients who may wish to build a family in the future, or add to the family they already have.
Our program offers the following fertility preservation services:
- Semen cryopreservation
- Oocyte cryopreservation
- Embryo cryopreservation
- GnRH agonist treatment (ovarian suppression)
In order to maximize options, it is important to explore fertility preservation before your treatment begins. Through a multidisciplinary approach involving oncology, urology and reproductive specialists, we provide counseling and education services to help you understand your options. Our fertility preservation coordinator serves a liaison to coordinate care between your specialists, and is available to guide you through the process efficiently to avoid unnecessary delays in starting treatment. Additionally, the coordinator is available to discuss procedural, custody, legal and financial issues, as well as long term storage options.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the fertility preservation coordinator at 734-232-9710 or UM-FertPres@med.umich.edu.