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UPMC Magee Center for Reproduction and Transplantation News and Patient Stories

UPMC Magee CRT Reproduction and Fertility News

The pioneering research work of our Fertility Preservation Program makes news around the world.

Patient Stories

Our patient stories profile people whose fertility is at risk. They came to UPMC Magee for the pioneering fertility preservation programs we offer to review their options and pursue treatment.

Although each person's care experience is unique, we share these stories to give prospective patients and their families insight into our care. And to give them hope for the future.

Note: Patient treatments and results may not be representative of all similar cases.


As the mother of a transgender daughter, Mary Jackson* had an overriding concern. What if her young daughter wanted to have a biological child of her own one day? During her research for ways to preserve her daughter's fertility for the future, she found options at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

*To protect the privacy of the patient and family, we've changed all names.

Read Avery's story.


It broke Christine Hanlon's heart to learn her young son's life-saving cancer treatment would likely prevent him from fathering children. But the Florida mom found hope — and options — in Pittsburgh at UPMC Magee's Fertility Preservation Program. Dylan was one of the first boys to take part in a groundbreaking program aimed at preserving fertility.

Read Dylan's story.

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