Preserving fertility involves freezing gametes (eggs or sperm) for use in the future, when the time is right.

Situations in which fertility preservation is suggested:

  • A man, a woman or a child has to undergo cancer treatment. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can cause infertility. In these cases, the RAMQ covers the cost.
  • A young man or woman wishes to freeze their gametes for preventive reasons.
    • Female fertility presevation is based on the principle that the younger the woman, the more her eggs have the potential to produce a healthy child.
    • For men, fertility preservation is based on the fact that the quality of sperm degrades over time, namely due to increased exposure to industrial pollution and endocrine disruptors.
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