Fertility Preservation in Long Island
Fertility preservation is a technique available to women and men and allows them to freeze either their eggs, embryos (fertilized eggs), or sperm for future use. This allows the person the opportunity to increase their chances of having a child in the future.
Fertility Preservation Options for Women
We provide two types of egg preservation for women, including elective and medical fertility preservation.
Elective Fertility Preservation
Elective fertility preservation is the process of freezing a woman’s eggs, embryos, or eggs fertilized with sperm. If a woman does not have a male partner, we can freeze eggs, embryos, or a combination of the two. If a woman does have a male partner, she can opt to freeze her embryos (with her male partner), eggs only, or a combination of the two. Elective preservation is commonly performed when a woman (or couple) is not ready to have a child right now possibly due to pursuing a career or education.
Medical Fertility Preservation
Medical fertility preservation is performed due to a medical condition that will directly affect a woman or man’s fertility. The preservation of eggs, embryos, or sperm would help to improve future chances of having a child. The most common reason for medical preservation is due to cancer and chemotherapy medications.
Fertility Preservation Options for Men
At NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York, we also perform fertility preservation for men. Our team can freeze sperm for future chances of having a child. This can be done if the man is about to have surgery, has a medical condition, or will be taking medications that can affect future fertility.
Ovarian Reserve Testing
All of our women patients who inquire about freezing their eggs will undergo our Egg Check Test to see how old your eggs are first. The test involves a combination of the woman’s age, Day 3 FSH and Estradiol, Basal Antral Follicle Count (as determined by pelvic ultrasound), and ovarian volume (as determined by pelvic ultrasound). After the test, you will have a consultation with one of our fertility specialists to determine when is a good time to freeze your eggs if you are not ready to get pregnant or your best options for getting pregnant now.
Fertility Preservation Program in New York
At NYU Langone RS of NY, we offer a fertility preservation program for patients who are looking to freeze their eggs either for elective or medical reasons. Our fertility specialists work with our patients to determine the best steps to optimize their chances of having a child in the future. If you are interested in our program, please contact us or schedule an appointment at one of our four convenient locations for more information.
Egg Check Test
Cancer and Fertility Preservation