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About fertility preservation

  • The Fertility Preservation Service at The Royal Children's Hospital is committed to improving the lives of children and adolescents who may require fertility care due to cancer treatment or other medical conditions. We promote good governance, pathways of care, communication, research and education for fertility care. We achieve this by integrating the collective wisdom of families and patients, with experts from a range of disciplines including Paediatric Gynaecology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine, Ethics, Legal, Sociology, Transgender Care and Paediatric Surgery. We promote the integration of fertility care between the paediatric and adult sectors.

    The Fertility Preservation Service:

    • develops clinical pathways and policies
    • guides referrals to clinical ethics committees
    • supports patient-provider communication
    • conducts academic research programs
    • educates health providers and the community
    • leads in the development of paediatric and adolescent fertility preservation programs world-wide

    The Fertility Preservation team has ties with the University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne.

    Second National Oncofertility Summit 2019 - 4th December 2019

    Fertility preservation in the news


    The Fertility Preservation Service is honoured to be named a finalist in the VicHealth awards 2019. We are grateful to work with partners at The Womens, The University of Melbourne, Youth Cancer Action Board and PICS Parental Advisory Group to inform best practice care in oncoferility.