New Fertility Preservation Methods (November 2009)

View From the Bay invited Dr. Turek to explain the advances in the field of fertility preservation. Some of the established methods include sperm cryopreservation and embryo cryopreservation. New methods include the freezing of testicular tissue and the tissue from the testis of pre-pubertal boys. Dr. Turek also mentions the method for women to freeze their eggs before they are fertilized. He recommends Sperm Mapping for men who underwent chemotherapy due to cancer treatment, where even the smallest amount of sperm can be found in the testicle and used for fertility treatment.