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Fertility preservation and realignment in transgender women

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  • Erna Bayar
  • Nicola J. Williams
  • Amel Alghrani
  • Sughashini Murugesu
  • Srdjan Saso
  • Timothy Bracewell-Milnes
  • Meen-Yau Thum
  • James Nicopoullos
  • Philippa Sangster
  • Ephia Yasmin
  • J. Richard Smith
  • Stephen Wilkinson
  • Allan Pacey
  • Benjamin P. Jones
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>5/10/2023
<mark>Journal</mark>Human Fertility
Issue number3
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)463-482
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date17/02/23
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Medical care for transgender people is multi-faceted and attention to individual reproductive aspirations and planning are an essential, yet often overlooked aspect of care. Given the impact of hormonal therapy and other gender affirmation procedures on reproductive function, extensive counselling and consideration of fertility preservation is recommended prior to their commencement. This review article explores the reproductive aspirations of transgender women and considers the current disparity between stated desires regarding utilisation of fertility preservation services. Current fertility preservation options and prospective treatments currently showing promise in the research arena are explored.