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Cancer treatment now includes fertility planning

The latest development in cancer treatment includes consideration of a woman’s future fertility plans and efforts to preserve her fertility using technology such as egg freezing and the freezing of ovarian tissue. Until recently, standard cancer protocols included aggressive treatments without consideration of the effects of these drugs and surgeries on a woman’s fertility. However, […]

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I am a single woman in my mid-thirties. I think I want to have children but I don’t yet have a partner and I’m not comfortable doing this on my own. What can I do to keep my options open?

Written by our mental health expert Janet Takefman, Ph.D. You are fortunate that this is 2012 as your options are considerably more reliable than they would have been just a few years ago. Fertility preservation for women for non-medical reasons is a relatively new clinical procedure that many clinics are now offering. Egg freezing, as […]

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Read one woman’s story of why she decided to freeze her eggs.

Recently, the featured blog post on “The Daily Muse” was written by a woman who decided, at the age of 34, to freeze her eggs. The woman talks about her reasons for electing to freeze her eggs along with the details and her experience of the procedure (e.g., cost, fertility medications, extraction). A demanding work […]

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