Other methods


Fertility preservation in case of imminent radiotherapy on the ovaries or testicles is possible by two main methods: Transposition of the ovaries in girls and covering the reproductive organs with shields during irradiation in both sexes.

Transposition of the ovaries is a surgical procedure in which the ovaries are surgically moved high up to a safer location away from the damaging rays of radiation therapy.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia through small incisions in the abdomen (so-called bloodless surgery, laparoscopy). The effectiveness of the method is limited and it is not suitable as a single option for fertility preservation if chemotherapy is also likely to be required.