Book Chapter

Factors influencing the clinical efficiency of oocyte cryopreservation

DA Gook, DH Edgar

Preservation of Human Oocytes: From Cryobiology Science to Clinical Applications | Published : 2009


The question most frequently asked in relation to assisted reproductive technology (ART) is “What is the success rate?” Although this may seem to be a simple question requiring an equally simple answer, careful consideration brings a realization that any simple response will inevitably ignore a range of important quali? cations. While the clear aim of ART is the birth of a healthy child, the ef? ciency of the process can be assessed in a number of ways.

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