The Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center offers a range of options for fertility preservation.
Fertility preservation for patients suffering from cancer
The oocyte cryopreservation program for cancer patients was the first of its kind, and this service has been offered under an IRB protocol since 1999. We offer the opportunity to freeze oocytes (eggs), embryos, and ovarian tissue. Ovarian tissue freezing is typically done in patients who are having abdominal surgery.
We partner with Fertile Hope to offer cancer patients help through the Sharing Hope Program.
Elective fertility preservation for all patients
Our Elective Fertility Preservation program provides the opportunity to women who wish to preserve their ability to have children in the future, as they age. The elective oocyte/embryo cryopreservation program was started in 2002. We offer the opportunity to freeze oocytes (eggs) or embryos. The process and treatment is similar to the IVF process with the exception of the transfer of embryos.