Hi! Please leave us your message or call us at 01.800.123.456
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form
The Best Fertility Options For Transgender Individuals
June 7, 2017
Many transgender individuals find reproduction significant for their life fulfillment, but lack knowledge about their fertility options.
A study of 213 adult transgender individuals shows that 21% of childless transgender individuals express interest in having children in the future, but only 3% of them had sperm or eggs banked before undergoing hormone therapy. The main reasons why only a few have used fertility preservation are:
Not wanting to delay hormone therapy treatment (19.7%)
Modern technology allows transgender people to have their own biological children. The options for transgender individuals’ reproduction are sperm and egg preservation, embryo preservation, and in vitro fertilization after the eggs or sperm have been preserved. 97% of transgender individuals wish that banking eggs and sperm were offered to them before hormone treatment.
Early discussions with healthcare providers before hormone therapy treatment can raise awareness and access to available reproductive options.
The diagnosis of cancer and/or another life threatening and changing disease can be devastating. Facing the loss of one’s health coupled with fear of the unknown, all the while needing to make decisions big and small about what best course of action is needed to achieve the best result, leaves little time for anything else...
For those of you who don't know, osteoporosis is a bone disease that can affect bone density and cause fractures. It isn't a disease that is commonly tested in young women, but you are at a higher risk if you have experienced eating disorders, arthritis or excessive steroid use...