Fertility Preservation at Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine includes options for male sperm freezing and female cryopreservation egg freezing and storage in Jacksonville, FL

Infertility is the inability to start or maintain a pregnancy. For men, infertility occurs when the testes stop producing sperm cells. For women, infertility occurs when the ovaries cannot produce oocytes (mature eggs) for ovulation, or if other damage to the reproductive system prevents an embryo from successfully being fertilized or implanting and growing in the uterus.

Chemotherapy kills rapidly dividing cells throughout the body. Infertility is a potential side effect, as damage
to sperm and egg producing cells often occurs. Chemotherapy drugs vary in toxicity. In general, the more courses of chemotherapy, the more damage is likely.

Radiation Therapy also kills rapidly dividing cells, but only in or around its target area. If the radiation field includes the brain or is aimed close to or at the pelvic areas of the body it may cause infertility by damaging areas that control hormone production or by direct damage to the testes or ovaries.

Financial Assistance

The Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine offers discounted cost of services for oncology patients. Our financial staff can discuss your best options for trying to get insurance coverage or any available assistance.

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As a patient with PCOS, the dream of having a child may sometimes seem out of reach.  But with the help of Dr. Winslow and staff, that dream often becomes a reality. With the care, support and guidance given to me by all of those who helped me along this emotional journey, I am able […]

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