Fertility preservation methods aim to preserve fertility for people who wish to have children in the future and are at risk of losing their fertility.
For people who have been diagnosed with cancer, fertility preservation is an important consideration if there is a chance that their cancer treatment may affect their fertility. Fortunately, there are now many fertility preservation options available to men and women with cancer and there are many people who have been able to start a family after cancer treatment.
Increasingly, fertility preservation is now also being used for non-medical purposes. Egg freezing for social reasons has seen a rise in demand in recent years. Transgender people are also utilising fertility preservation in order to have children in the future.