Egg and ovarian tissue freezing are done for fertility preservation in women. Vitrification is the method of choice. These techniques are helpful in women with cancer, as chemotherapy and radiation treatment can often have a harmful effect on fertility.
The latest vitrification technique is also offered for social reasons – women who want to postpone pregnancy for later on in life. Where indicated we use ICSI to ensure successful sperm penetration of the thawed egg.
Whatever your reasons for undergoing egg freezing, it is important to understand every aspect of this technique and the issues surrounding it.