Fertility Preservation at the Hull IVF Unit
Fertility preservation involves freezing your eggs, sperm or embryos for future use to help you to have a family.
Who is entitled to fertility preservation at the Hull IVF Unit ?
Fertility preservation is available for women and men who have been diagnosed with cancer as some cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can affect fertility. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, this should be offered to you by your cancer specialist and you may want to consider freezing your eggs, sperm (or embryos if you are in a relationship).
Fertility preservation is also offered by some Clinical Commissioning Groups to transgender people. If you are a male transitioning to a female or a female transitioning to a male, you can preserve your eggs, sperm (or embryos if you are in a relationship), as hormone treatment or reconstructive surgery can affect your fertility.
In some cases this treatment is available on the NHS. This depends on where you live and can be clarified with the consultant.
We cannot guarantee that your eggs, sperm or embryos would survive the freeze thaw process, which may be something to consider before embarking on a treatment cycle.
A chat with a fertility nurse can be really beneficial for you and will give you an opportunity to explore your options.
Please talk to your consultant/GP if you wish to be referred for fertility preservation and have not already been given this opportunity.
Page Last Modified: 15th May 2018