The Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program

At Cincinnati Children’s, we believe that fertility is an important aspect of medical care for every patient, and it requires consideration even during childhood. 

The goal of the Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program is to meet with patients whose medical condition or treatment regimens place them at risk for fertility complications in the future. By educating patients and families early on about the fertility risks of their diagnosis and treatments, they can determine if fertility preservation is available and right for them. We help the patient and family to understand the strengths, limitations, successes and science behind each option. 

We have teamed with the University of Cincinnati Center for Reproductive Health to provide all available fertility preservation options to our patients, using the best and most up-to-date processes and techniques.

We also work closely with the patient’s primary medical team at Cincinnati Children’s to assure the best quality of care in every proposed treatment plan.

Services for women include freezing and storing eggs or ovarian tissue for later use. For men, freezing and storing testicular tissue or sperm.

Fertility Services & Treatment  

As treatments for childhood cancer and blood diseases continue to improve, more survivors enter into their reproductive years with the hopes of starting families of their own. Recognizing that future fertility can be of great importance to long-term quality of life, our team from the Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program at Cincinnati Children’s offers a variety of options and services to patients and their families.

All Patients: Pre-treatment fertility education, counseling & risk stratification

Our team strives to provide all newly diagnosed patients with an understanding of the risks that their particular diagnosis -- and its proposed treatment -- will have on their pubertal development and future fertility.

All Patients: Post-treatment fertility counseling & evaluation

Our team will also evaluate patients post-treatment for evaluation of gonadal damage and discussion of fertility options in patients who did not receive pre-treatment evaluation.

There may be personal considerations you want to discuss with our fertility specialists, such as cultural or religious beliefs, emotional implications, genetic risks, prognosis and odds of success.

Please feel free to share your opinions, thoughts, questions, or considerations with any of our team members during your initial consultation or anytime they arise.

Services Available for Female Patients

Fertility Consultation & Preservation Services offers a full spectrum of fertility services for female patients, including GnRH therapy, embryo freezing, ovarian tissue freezing and ovarian transposition. Read More

Services Available for Male Patients

Fertility Consultation & Preservation Services offers a full spectrum of fertility services for male patients, including sperm banking and testicular biopsy / freezing. Read More
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