Fertility preservation is offered through the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. There is a range of people that would benefit from exploring the option of fertility preservation. Most commonly, individuals may elect to undergo a fertility preservation procedure due to a medical condition or treatment that may threaten their future fertility, or for elective reasons. Talk to your doctor to find out if fertility preservation is a good option for you.
Cancer treatment can impact your ability to have children. If you would like to become a parent after overcoming cancer, our specialists in the Fertility Preservation Program would like to help you achieve that goal. Every effort will be made to see you as quickly as possible. Get started by talking with your care providers.
Questions to discuss with your oncologist:
There are many ways to preserve fertility. Each method has risks and benefits. Certain methods may not work for every patient. Your doctor will help pick the best choice for you.
Men whose fertility may be compromised by medical treatment may want to consider banking sperm for future use.
If you are considering sperm freezing, please contact our reproductive testing laboratory to schedule an appointment.
It’s important to know upfront that insurance rarely covers the costs of fertility preservation procedures. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has two programs in place to help reduce the costs associated with egg or embryo freezing for individuals who qualify. We are happy to provide more information regarding approximate costs of these services upon request. Please call Pam Funke, Fertility Preservation Program Administrator, at 319-356-4840 to learn more about your financial options.