Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh
Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer and other conditions can damage fertility and reduce or eliminate a patient’s ability to have children in the future. The good news is that improved treatments have dramatically increased cancer survival rates. Therefore, issues affecting quality of life after cure (including fertility) are increasingly important to survivors. Age, genetics, surgery, injury, gender affirming treatments and other factors can also impact fertility. The Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh can help.
Through the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at Magee-Womens Hospital, the Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh provides the following fertility care services for children and/or adults:
- semen cryopreservation
- embryo cryopreservation
- oocyte cryopreservation
- donor sperm or donor egg
- testicular tissue freezing (with approval of the Institutional Review Board of the University of Pittsburgh)
- ovarian tissue freezing (with approval of the Institutional Review Board of the University of Pittsburgh)
Contact the Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh today to discuss your fertility preservation options or schedule an appointment with one of our specialists!
The Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC offers a woman-focused approach, knowledge, and expertise to provide highly personalized reproductive health care, including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
We provide the full spectrum of infertility services for males and females. Treatment decisions are made in conjunction with the couple and may include semen analysis, ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination, and surrogacy.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive childhood cancer and blood disease center in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia.
Our experts diagnose and treat children and adolescents with all forms of cancer and blood disorders.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest group devoted to childhood cancer research. This allows us to enter our cancer patients in nearly 100 active clinical trials of the most promising and newest cancer treatments.
Research in the Orwig laboratory focuses on stem cells, germ lineage development, fertility and infertility. Our progress investigating reproductive function in fertile individuals provides a basis for understanding the mechanisms of infertility caused by disease, medical treatments, genetic defects or aging. Infertility impacts one in seven couples in the United States and can have a devastating impact on relationships and emotional well-being.
The Orwig lab is ideally located in Magee-Womens Research Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh and is committed to translating lab bench discoveries to the clinic for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infertility.