The medical science has developed to such an advance stage that the patient has many options available to preserve the patient's reproductive genetic material.
The medical science has developed to such an advance stage that the patient has many options available to preserve the patient's reproductive genetic material. South Africa has a number of storage facilities available at super specialised fertility clinics to assist in this regard. A storage fee will be payable, and certain documentation has to be completed.
The following freezing options are available for a patient:
- Embryo Cryopreservation: This option is available to both heterosexual and same sex couples. The fertility expert in conjunction with a specialist lawyer will assist you with this process. It is vital to obtain specialist advice on the best options available. A legal contract is a requisite to govern all scenarios and to ensure the best outcome for the parties.
- Female Cryopreservation Female patients can preserve their reproductive genetic material to enable them to use the material at a later stage. This is an option for fertility, and for female patients undergoing medical treatment for any cancer.
- Male Cryopreservation Male patients can preserve their reproductive genetic material for later usage, and before undergoing any cancer treatment.
Information in this article is not intended as legal advice and is only for informational purposes. Please seek legal guidance from Adele van der Walt before relying on this information to make any legal decisions.