Journal article

Human oocyte cryopreservation

Debra A Gook, David H Edgar

HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

The clinical role of oocyte cryopreservation in assisted reproduction, as an adjunct to sperm and embryo cryopreservation, has been comparatively slow to evolve as a consequence of theoretical concerns related to efficacy and safety. Basic biological studies in the 1990's alleviated many of these concerns leading to more widespread adoption of the technology. While a number of babies were born from the approach validated in the 1990's, its perceived clinical inefficiency led to the search for improved methods. Introduction of elevated dehydrating sucrose concentrations during cryopreservation increased survival and fertilization rates, but there is no well-controlled evidence of improved cli..

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