Oocyte Cryopreservation

Egg collection for Oocyte Cryopreservation

What is Oocyte Cryopreservation?

Oocyte Cryopreservation is the freezing of an individual oocyte, an early stage of ovum (egg) development, in liquid nitrogen and then thawing it for fertilisation at a later date. This is another way of a woman taking out insurance against future infertility if she is due to have chemotherapy or radiotherapy, has a family history of early menopause or wishes to significantly delay her child bearing for personal reasons.

This technique is more technically difficult than ovarian cryopreservation, and relatively few babies have been born using this procedure.

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