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UF Health reproductive medicine physicians offer immediate counseling and care for male and female cancer patients for fertility issues and fertility preservation.
Infertility may be caused directly by the cancer or result from the necessary treatments. We offer several clinical and research options for men and women with cancer who face potential loss of fertility from chemotherapy and radiation therapy, including treatments available only through collaborative research studies. We are a site for the NIH-funded Oncofertility Consortium ovarian tissue freezing project.
Fertility preservation options available at UF Health include:
- Sperm banking
- Emergency in vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Egg freezing
- Ovarian tissue freezing with transplantation or IVF
- Hormonal therapies
- Repositioning of ovaries
- Donor eggs
Funding may be available through various on-line charities/organizations to help cover the cost of medications and storage fees. We also have patient consult support funding via donations from the Climb For Cancer Foundation.
For patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, discussing treatment options with his or her physician may bring more question than answers, such as how cancer treatment will effect fertility and what options are available to preserve fertility.
UF physicians in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility offer the following options for men and women who are faced with a cancer diagnosis and would like to preserve his or her fertility:
To help answer some of these questions, there is oncofertility, an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to developing and providing new fertility preservation options to young men, women, and children who have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious diseases and who must undergo potentially fertility-threatening treatment.
Resources & Links
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Endometriosis Association
- Fertile Hope
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association
- Reproductive Facts
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
News & Media Releases
- 3 Commonly Used Medications to Treat Unexplained Infertility
- The miracle makers
- Celiac disease and infertility: Is there a link?
- Pesticides And Sperm Quality: Can They Make Men Infertile?
- Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for the past 40 years
- UF Health Shands Hospital first academic health facility in Florida to receive national Baby-Friendly designation
- Researchers uncover genetic and hormonal origins behind the evolution of sex organs
- Medical specialty one-stop shop at new UF&Shands at Springhill practice in northwest Gainesville