Pregnancy Outcomes After Fertility Preservation in Transgender Men : Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Contents: Reproductive Endocrinology: Case Report

Pregnancy Outcomes After Fertility Preservation in Transgender Men

Maxwell, Susan MD; Noyes, Nicole MD; Keefe, David MD; Berkeley, Alan S. MD; Goldman, Kara N. MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology 129(6):p 1031-1034, June 2017. | DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002036


Transgender individuals, individuals whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth, undergoing gender-affirming hormonal or surgical therapies may experience loss of fertility. Assisted reproductive technologies have expanded family-building options for transgender men who were assigned female at birth.


Three transgender men underwent oocyte cryopreservation before gender-affirming hormonal therapy. One patient underwent fertility preservation as an adolescent. Two adult patients had children using their cryopreserved oocytes, with the pregnancies carried by their sexually intimate partners.


Transgender men with cryopreserved gametes can build families in a way that affirms their gender identity. Obstetrician–gynecologists should be familiar with the fertility needs of transgender patients so appropriate discussions and referrals can be made.

© 2017 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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