Journal article

Cryopreservation of female reproductive potential

Debra A Gook, David H Edgar

BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH CLINICAL OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Storing female reproductive potential can offer enhanced prospects for future conception in women whose fertility is threatened by cytotoxic therapies. Human female reproductive potential can be cryopreserved and stored at very low temperatures as embryos or gametes. Gamete (oocyte) cryopreservation circumvents potential issues associated with ownership when future use is being considered and may, therefore, be more generally acceptable as an approach. Advances in the technology, in particular the clinical application of vitrification, have significantly improved the outcomes from mature oocyte cryopreservation, which are now comparable to those from embryo cryopreservation. In cases where m..

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