Fertility


Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is defined as the absence of menses (your period) for three or more consecutive months in women who had previously menstruated, or lack of menstruation by age 15 in adolescent women.

Menopause Caused by Cancer Treatment

Menopause can be artificially induced by some treatments for cancer. This article explains how this happens and how you can manage symptoms of menopause. 

Sterility

Sterility is the inability for a woman to get pregnant or for a man to impregnate a woman. Sterility can be caused by cancer and by some treatments for cancer. 

This is Awkward: Fertility Preservation for Boys with Cancer [Video]

While preserving fertility is an important topic for families to discuss before cancer treatment begins, it can also lead to some uncomfortable conversations. In this video, former CHOP cancer patients discuss why they made the decision to bank their sperm, and describe what the experience was like for them.


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