Fertility Preservation

ADOLESCENT AND ADULT
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • We offer the most advanced fertility preservation methods available today.
  • Our fertility specialists are also researchers, making advances in the field of fertility preservation.
  • We offer a complete spectrum of services for women and men, all under one roof.

Less than a generation ago, fertility preservation was the stuff of science fiction, but so much has changed in recent years. Modern technologies have caught up with modern lifestyles. 

Highly successful fertility preservation methods are now available to cancer patients hoping to conceive in the future as well as women who have put off starting a family due to partnering later in life or pursuing a demanding career.

"Fertility preservation is a new branch of reproductive medicine which was started about 20 years ago and has now grown into a well-established practice, says Pasquale Patrizio, MD, director of the Yale Medicine Fertility Center and a professor of obstetrics, gynecology & reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. "We have a true comprehensive practice. Besides offering the entire spectrum of treatments available for fertility preservation, we are constantly exchanging information about new protocols and treatments with our colleagues and experts, which allows us to quickly implement any new methods or changes." 

Fertility preservation is the practice of proactively helping patients who are worried about future infertility to preserve their chances for future reproduction. It involves the freezing of embryos, eggs, ovarian tissue, sperm and testicular tissue.