Individuals and couples may choose to freeze their embryos, eggs or sperm in order to attempt pregnancy at a later date.
Women can undergo egg harvesting followed by egg or embryo freezing (cryopreservation) prior to chemotherapy or radiation, or in an effort to preserve their fertility options as they age. We also offer ovarian suppression.
Men can consider sperm cryopreservation if they are being treated with chemotherapy, radiation or require testicular removal. Sperm cryopreservation can also be used to assist in conception for men concerned about their career or age.
Specimens are stored for as long as you wish at Duke Fertility Center's state-of-the-art facility.
If you have specimens stored at Duke Fertility Center and would like to dispose of them, please complete the Embryo Storage Termination Form or the Sperm Storage Termination Form and return to Duke Fertility Center.
If you have questions, please call 919-572-4673