Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation in the process of storing eggs, sperm, embryos and reproductive tissue so that a person can use them in the future to have their own biological children. Fertility preservation can be used for people with a specific, imminent and significant risk to fertility such as:

  • Patients with newly diagnosed or ongoing cancer treatment
  • Use of chemicals on other treatments (e.g. for some rheumatological and haematological treatments).
  • Patients undergoing gender reassignment
  • Front line armed forces


Some people may opt for fertility preservation to delay having children.