Fertility Center

At the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, each patient is a vital member of her care team. These resources will help her and her partner and loved ones to stay informed throughout treatment.

Patient Education

Fertility Center patient handbook (PDF)
Contains information about the tests that a fertility specialist may order as part of the patient evaluation. A description of each test is included.

In-vitro fertilization basics (PDF)
Contains information about in-vitro fertilization including how to prepare, what to expect during egg retrieval and post-procedure instructions

Consent Forms

Clomid, injectible follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)

Authorization for clomiphene therapy (PDF)
Authorization for gonadotrophin therapy (PDF)

In-vitro fertilization (IVF)

Consent for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment (PDF)
Consent to embryo freezing and frozen embryo disposition (PDF)
Consent for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) (PDF)
Consent for assisted hatching (PDF)

Sperm

Consent for insemination with anonymous donor sperm (PDF)
Consent for insemination with known (intimate) donor sperm (PDF)
Consent for insemination with known (non-intimate) donor sperm (PDF)
Consent for freezing sperm (PDF)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Consent for embryo biopsy (PDF)

Egg donor, gestational carrier

Consent for the receipt of human eggs for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) anonymous donor (PDF)
Consent for the transfer of human embryos for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) gestational carrier (PDF)
Consent for donation of human eggs for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) anonymous donor (PDF)
Consent for donation of human eggs for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) known donor (PDF)

Frozen embryo transfer (FET)

Directive to transfer cryopreserved embryos (PDF)

Final disposition of gametes

Consent to disposition cryopreserved embryos (PDF)
Consent to disposition cryopreserved sperm (PDF)