Loading Results
We have updated our Online Services Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See our Cookies Notice for information concerning our use of cookies and similar technologies. By using this website or clicking “I ACCEPT”, you consent to our Online Services Terms of Use.
Fertility & Reproductive Health

Fertility Preservation Options

University Hospitals Fertility Center offers advanced fertility preservation techniques for patients who want to be proactive about protecting their future fertility.

Learn More About Fertility Preservation at UH

To learn more about fertility preservation options for cancer patients, make an appointment with one of our fertility experts.

Female fertility preservation: Call 216-285-5028.

Male fertility preservation: Visit UH urology services to learn more.

An individual may choose to use fertility preservation services for a variety of personal and medical reasons, including age, a cancer diagnosis, health conditions affecting fertility, or transgender care. Whatever your reason for seeking fertility preservation services, the fertility specialists at UH provide a range of leading-edge techniques to help you feel more secure in your ability to have a family in the future.

Types of Fertility Preservation

UH Fertility Center offers a wide range of advanced fertility preservation techniques, including the freezing of embryos, eggs, ovarian tissue, sperm and testicular tissue. A wide range of factors and circumstances might lead to a patient choosing to use fertility preservation services:

For cancer patients

Life-saving cancer treatments can come with unwanted side effects, including infertility. Prior to cancer treatment, men and women have the option to undergo fertility preservation procedures to give them a chance at growing their family after treatment and recovery. Learn more about fertility preservation for cancer patients.

Prior to hormone treatment

Hormone treatments – such as those used in transgender care – have the potential to negatively affect fertility in both men and women. Patients can elect to freeze their eggs, embryos or sperm before their hormone therapy begins to protect their future fertility options.

Elective egg freezing

A woman’s fertility begins to decline in her 30s, but many women are postponing having children for a variety of reasons. Women can choose to freeze their eggs (oocyte cryopreservation) when they are younger and at peak fertility – 20s and early 30s – to make it easier to start a family later in life. Learn more about the egg freezing process.