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Fertility Preservation

There are many reasons why you might be exploring services that preserve your eggs, embryos, or sperm so that you can retain your ability to have children in the future. For more than 20 years, we have been a leader in treatments and innovations in fertility preservation. Our Stanford Medicine fertility preservation doctors are part of an interdisciplinary care team, so you have access to multiple specialists at once, making for more tailored, precise care.

Reasons for fertility preservation

  • Delaying reproduction. Preserving your eggs or sperm so you can have a family at a later age.
  • Cancer treatments. Cancer drugs and therapies can negatively impact your reproductive system. We act quickly to begin fertility preservation before your cancer treatment begins. We care for people of all ages. If you are a teen or young adult, you can take advantage of our Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. It provides counseling and assistance with family planning, fertility preservation, and sexual health for patients ages 15–29. 
  • Gender-affirming treatments. Undergoing hormonal transition can make eggs or sperm less effective. If you are transitioning your gender, we help you take advantage of fertility preservation procedures as part of your process. Ask your care provider about fertility preservation at your first visit. 
  • Other treatments. Treatment for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune conditions may result in diminished reproductive ability. Ask your doctor how your treatment plan may affect your fertility.

At Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, we offer many options for fertility preservation. These include:

Contact Us

Phone: (844) 662-9436
Email: fertilitypreservation@stanfordchildrens.org

If you have a recent cancer diagnosis, timing is crucial when deciding which fertility preservation option to choose. We will expedite your consultation.

If you are considering starting gender-affirming hormones or are prescribed treatment that can impact your reproductive ability and want to discuss steps to preserve your fertility, please call the number above.

For Referring Physicians

If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient to our fertility preservation services at Stanford Medicine, call (844) 662-9436 or email us at fertilitypreservation@stanfordchildrens.org. We welcome the chance to work with you to provide your patient with the best chance of having a child.

In case you already have a provider account with us, view here the EPIC instructions for patient referrals.


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