Fertility Preservation Center in Hyderabad
The idea of fertility preservation was science fiction less than a decade ago, but things have changed so much since then. Modern technologies have far developed and adapted to modern lifestyles.
There are a variety of options you can consider to preserve your fertility, especially for cancer patients, whether you are a male or female. By fertility-preserving methods, you may be able to have a biological child in the future.
Not every patient who is undergoing cancer treatment needs to explore these options. It is a personal choice whether to preserve fertility or not because it depends on various factors.
Fertility preservation is a relatively new field of reproductive medicine that has only emerged in the last two decades and is now widely practised, says Dr. Mounika Reddy, Gynecologist and Fertility Expert at IRA Fertility Clinic. You should be aware of the available options so that you can choose the best when you need to make a decision for yourself.
What is fertility preservation?
Fertility preservation is an advanced technique helping patients concerned about infertility that may occur in the future. The helps for future reproduction by freezing the eggs, embryos & ovarian tissue of women and sperm & testicular tissue of men.
Factors that may lead to fertility preservation
There are many reasons that can compromise the fertility of a person.
Age certainly plays a role as some women tend to postpone having children for various reasons, such as their careers or haven’t met a suitable partner. The level of fertility tails off sharply after the age of 37, and after 40 years of 40 age, the quality and volume of eggs drop sharply. In this case, freezing eggs is an option.
However, most people who visit IRA Fertility Center for fertility preservation are due to cancer — especially breast cancer and lymphomas and gynecological cancers.
Cancer alone can damage the reproductive organs or the ovaries in women, and in men, the testicles can be damaged by treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Most cancer patients survive their illness as a result of effective treatment protocols. So it is vital to preserve future fertility options.
Factors that may lead to consider fertility preservation:
- Radiation therapy
- Late childbearing
- Autoimmune diseases
- Transgender individuals
Fertility preservation options for females include:
- Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation)
- Embryo freezing (Embryo cryopreservation)
- Ovarian tissue freezing (Ovarian tissue cryopreservation)
- Ovarian suppression
- Ovarian transposition (Laparoscopic oophoropexy)
- Ovarian tissue transplantation (orthotopic & heterotopic)
- Radiation shielding
- Certain early-stage gynecologic cancers can have other treatments
- Uterine transplantation
Male fertility preservation options include:
- Sperm cryopreservation, popularly known as sperm freezing
- Testicular tissue cryopreservation
- Testicular sperm extraction
All techniques are practised at the IRA Fertility Center—from the basic egg and sperm freezing to the advanced tissue freezing. As a team, we aim to help our patients achieve the family of their dreams according to a plan that works for them. To more details about fertility preservation program in Hyderabad, consult Dr. Mounika Reddy, one of the top fertility doctors in Hyderabad.