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Fertility Preservation and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Learn about the effects of HBOC on fertility and family planning, how pregnancy impacts hereditary cancer risk, and options for assisted reproduction.

Implantation and pregnancy

Women who have removed their ovaries but still have a healthy uterus may be implanted and can carry embryos to term. In order to do so, they need to receive hormones to help sustain the embryo in the early weeks of pregnancy.  

Women who have had a hysterectomy or for whom pregnancy is not considered safe will need a gestational surrogate to carry the baby to term. 

Updated 10/02/17

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