Paying For Treatments

How much does fertility preservation cost?

The cost of fertility preservation varies widely. Typical costs are given below.

There are significant differences from bank to bank, clinic to clinic, based on geography, etc. If you are comparing facilities, you need to be clear on what the quoted cost includes. For example, does the fee for sperm banking also include testing? Multiple deposits? The first year or long-term storage? For egg or embryo freezing, are medications included in the cost? Lab costs? Fertilization? Storage?

Options for Women
Fertility Preservation Option Service Cost Range Storage Cost Range
Egg Freezing $10,000-$15,000 $300-$500 per year
Embryo Freezing $11,000-15,000 $400–$600 per year
Ovarian Tissue Freezing $10,000-$12,000 $300–$500 per year
Ovarian Transposition Cost unknown N/A
Ovarian Suppression $350-$500 monthly N/A
Options for Men
Fertility Preservation Option Service Cost Range Storage Cost Range
Sperm banking $500-$1,000 $150-$400 per year
Testicular Sperm Extraction $7500-$1000 $300–$500 per year
Electroejaculation $10,000-$12,000 $300–$500 per year
Post Treatment Options
Fertility Preservation Option Service Cost Range Storage Cost Range
Donor Embryos $2,000 - $7,000 N/A
Donor Eggs $14,000 - $40,000 N/A
Donor Sperm $1,000 - $4,000 N/A
Surrogacy $100,000-$150,000 N/A

Is fertility preservation covered by insurance?

Usually, fertility preservation is not covered by insurance. It is important, however, that you check with your insurer to find out if you have coverage. Some self-insured companies do provide insurance coverage for fertility preservation; some provide infertility coverage which may cover some or all of the procedures that you need. If you do not have insurance coverage, you will probably have to pay out of pocket for these services.

How can I make this more affordable?

You should always ask about fertility preservation discounts. Many clinics will provide significant discounts for patients who need medically necessary fertility preservation procedures before they start medical treatments like chemotherapy. In addition, some hospitals and adolescent & young adult (AYA) programs have charitable funds available to help offset sperm banking and other preservation costs.

There are also substantial discounts available through established financial assistance programs.

Financial Assistance Programs