Many health concerns and their treatment, including cancer, genetic disorders and autoimmune diseases, may affect fertility. If you intend to have children, it’s important to know how a disease or disorder may affect your reproductive abilities — especially before you begin treatment.
There are a number of alternatives for men and women facing health concerns or treatment that may compromise fertility. The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Reproductive Medicine Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers fertility preservation options, including egg freezing, egg donation, sperm freezing and testicular tissue freezing.
Women at risk of losing their fertility due to cancer, premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), or other causes may want to consider the option of freezing their own eggs for future use to achieve pregnancy.
POF usually occurs in women under the age of 40 and can happen as early as… Read More ›
A diagnosis of cancer brings many important decisions into a woman’s life. While chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can effectively treat cancer, these treatments may also affect a woman’s fertility. Women undergoing treatment for other diseases (such as lupus) and certain autoimmune disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis) also risk losing their… Read More ›
Learn more about the Fertility and Reproductive Medicine on the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin website.