All treatments for prostate cancer can affect your fertility. Discuss with your healthcare team how your treatment will affect your fertility. Even if you aren’t thinking about fertility now, having children or more children may be something you want to do later. If your doctor doesn’t raise fertility issues, you can ask your doctor or a member of your healthcare team for information about what can be done before commencing treatment, depending on your situation.

  • Tips:
  • If fertility is important to you, you could ask to be referred to a service that provides fertility-preserving options such as sperm- banking before you start treatment. That way, fathering a child using your stored sperm may be possible in the future.
  • Talk to a health professional (e.g. sex therapist, fertility counsellor) about changes to your fertility and ways of managing these changes.