Experts recommend that trans people preserve their fertility first if they know they want to be parents. But there are serious barriers in the way.
For some survivors, this is the only way they can become biological parents.
Cancer treatment can leave patients infertile or sterile. These laws help them plan for their future families.
LGBTQ couples face unique challenges when considering starting a family. The most common questions and concerns revolve around
Some patients felt they never got the chance to discuss options to preserve their fertility.
Today's advances in medical treatment have helped more cancer survivors start or add to families. To optimize your results, work closely with your oncologist and consult a fertility specialist immediately - before treatment. That way, you can make the best decision for your health and your future family.
I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.
If you are thinking about fertility preservation and whether it is right for you, you are already way ahead of the game. Knowledge is power, and understanding your body and fertility potential is critical in making educated choices for your future.