After a shock cancer diagnosis in his twenties, having children was the last thing on Nick’s mind, but he is so grateful now that he agreed to freeze sperm prior to chemotherapy.
The number of transgender patients freezing their eggs or sperm has increased noticeably in the last 12 months, says Katie Warburton, the new Patient Support Specialist at Bourn Hall. She is attending an LGBTQ+ training course to help her and her team provide appropriate support to this growing group of patients.
Fertility patients will now be able to store their frozen embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years following a change in the law (1 July 2022). Previously storage was for just 10 years.
Clinic to offer free freezing for egg sharers to increase awareness, access and diversity
Jamie and her partner Samantha believe that the subject of fertility preservation and parenthood should be addressed early on with people considering gender transition.
Fiona has had embryos frozen for future fertility treatment, following a diagnosis of breast cancer.