Eggs freezing: New techniques and progress

The delay in the maternity age is a reality, with many factors influencing this decision. But delaying motherhood does not necessarily mean that women do not want to be mothers, but consider that it is not the most appropriate time (by personal, professional, family situation …).

The freezing or vitrification, one of the assisted reproduction techniques in which more progress has been made in recent years, allows women to preserve their eggs for a long period of time and delay, therefore motherhood.

Logically, opting for this technique is not a decision that should be delayed too much, since, for example, from the age of 40, The fertility of the eggs is greatly reduced. The best age, according to experts, to freeze the eggs is before the age of 35.

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Improve techniques to eggs freezing
The cryopreservation of oocytes is a similar procedure is followed with the semen or embryos. A technique for preserving fertility to more and more women are turning and whose procedure has also been improved, with the help of the vitrification of eggs, to achieve better results and avoid altering the quality of oocytes to proceed its defrosting. In fact, the vitrification is considered as one of the major advances in the techniques of assisted reproduction, extendable also to the donation of eggs.

The main advantage of this technique is that it allows the preservation of fertility for more women, being indicated for women who decide to delay their maternity, for women who have to receive oncological treatment or for women who have undergone several gynecological surgeries.

Vitrification techniques
The most recent techniques for preserving fertility are:

Vitrification of oocytes
It is performed by ovarian stimulation. It is a simple and quick procedure. After extraction, the oocytes are frozen until the woman decides to use them. It is one of the techniques that offers better guarantees due to its high level of reliability.

Ovarian cortex cryopreservation
It is one of the newest techniques and its goal is to restore ovarian function, which would increase the chances of pregnancy, while significantly reducing the potential effects of early menopause.

Ovarian transposition
This technique is allowed to protect the ovaries from direct exposure of the radiation field of radiation treatment, which helps to considerably reduce possible side effects.