Who can benefit from egg freezing?
- Women who are at risk of losing their ovarian function due to surgery.
- Women who could receive radiation treatment or chemotherapy to the ovaries.
- Women with autoimmune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, glomerulonephritis) or who will receive a bone marrow transplant and should be treated with gonadotoxic agents.
- Women with severe endometriosis.
- Women at risk of experiencing early menopause with accelerated loss of eggs due to family history.
- Couples who, during an in vitro fertilization treatment, are confronted with the situation where there is absence of spermatozoa during a percutaneous aspiration of epididymal sperm (Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration, PESA), a testicular extraction of spermatozoa (Testicular Sperm Extraction, TESE) or a micro-surgical extraction of testicular spermatozoa (micro-surgical Testicular Sperm Extraction, micro-TESE).
- Women who choose to postpone maternity until later.
What is the best time to get the best success rate for egg freezing?
The age of the woman plays an important role in the success rate of this process as well as the use of “fresh eggs” in the normal process of in vitro fertilization. Women younger than 32 years are the best at freezing eggs, however the majority of women aged 43 and under can also benefit from our egg freezing program.
Steps of an egg freezing program
- Ovarian reserve test, ultrasound and laboratory tests to check for various hormones and the presence of STIs
- Consultation with a doctor to establish treatment
- Consultation with a counselor or psychologist
- Controlled ovarian stimulation
- Egg removal
- Egg freezing