Gender dysphoria describes the condition in which a person whose gender at birth is contrary to the one with which they identify.
A transgender woman is a woman who was assigned male at birth but who identifies as a woman. A transgender man is a man who was assigned female at birth but who identifies as a man. Gender-affirming treatments, including both hormone therapy and surgery, can impair fertility.
At Merrion Fertility Clinic, our team provides fertility preservation counselling and services for transgender men and women.
Fertility preservation in transgender individuals
- For transgender women, sperm freezing is the primary option for preserving fertility before gender-affirming treatment.
- For transgender men, egg freezing (oocyte vitrification) is the primary fertility preservation option before gender-affirming treatment.
For further information on our transgender services, please contact Merrion Fertility Clinic.
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