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Fertility Preservation and Egg Freezing

Cryopreservation of genetic material. Ovum and sperm cells in ice cubes on white backgroun

Fertility preservation offers individuals the opportunity to retain reproductive options despite potential challenges to fertility. It provides a proactive approach to family planning, enabling individuals to make decisions about their reproductive future in the face of medical or life circumstances that may pose a threat to your fertility.

 

Whether you are electing to cryopreserve eggs preemptively during your reproductive prime, prior to family planning, or you are confronted with a medical condition that poses a potential threat to your future fertility, contemplating fertility preservation becomes a pivotal consideration to enhance prospective avenues for conception.

What is Fertility preservation and what are the options?

  1. Oocyte Cryopreservation (Egg Freezing): Women may choose to freeze their eggs to preserve their fertility. This is especially beneficial for those undergoing medical treatments like chemotherapy that may affect fertility or for women who wish to delay childbearing for personal or professional reasons.

  2. Sperm Cryopreservation: Men may opt to preserve their fertility by freezing and storing sperm. This is common for individuals facing medical treatments that could impact sperm production or for those in professions with potential occupational hazards.

  3. Embryo Cryopreservation: Couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) may have excess embryos after a cycle. These embryos can be cryopreserved for later use, allowing the couple to build their family over time.

  4. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation: Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is a technique used to preserve a woman's fertility by freezing and storing a small piece of her ovarian tissue for future use.

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