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Fertility preservation during cancer treatment is a personal choice. The Ottawa Hospital is here to support patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and wish to explore the option of fertility preservation.


Fertility preservation is an important consideration for many patients with cancer whose treatment may affect their fertility.

Patients wishing to preserve their fertility must often take important steps to do so before their treatment begins.

Examples of fertility services

  • Sperm, egg and embryo freezing
  • Menstrual suppression
  • Fertility assessments

Financial assistance

Most fertility preservation services are covered by OHIP for those who have a valid OHIP card, and can be accessed locally through a collaborative fertility practice in Ottawa. For costs not covered by OHIP, financial assistance is available through Fertile Future to patients with cancer.

Learn more

Please speak to your care team for more information about the fertility options available to you.

Last updated on: August 11th, 2021