Do you (or you child) have a medical condition and want to know if it will affect fertility?  

The Oncofertility Consortium® recognized a lack of fertility preservation education materials for individuals who do not have cancer, but may be at a risk of infertility due to the disease or its treatment.  If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a medical condition, be sure to ask your physician about risks to fertility. 


5 Questions to Ask Your or Your Child’s Health Care Provider

1. How will this medical condition affect my/my child’s health right now?

2. How quickly do I/my child need to start treatment?

3. Will treatment harm my/my child’s future fertility?

4. What fertility options are out there?

5. Can I/my child have children in the future? 


Examples of non-malignant conditions are linked below. 

Adrenoleukodystrophy

Alpha-Mannosidosis

Aspartylglucosaminuria

Ataxia Telangiectasia 

Fragile X-associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FXPOI)

Galactosemia

Turner syndrome

   
   
   

Information found here or elsewhere on the oncofertility.northwestern.edu website should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information on this document or website should not be used in lieu of consultation with your health care provider or physician. Before starting any course of treatment, always consult a qualified health care provider. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice because of anything you have read or seen here. For information regarding fertility options contact the FERT line at 866-708-FERT (3378). 

 


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