Oocyte vitrification is a technique of fertility preservation which allows women to postpone maternity as long as they want.
In recent years, women increasing integration to the workforce has made them delay motherhood.
This fact implies a higher difficulty to achieve pregnancy since the number and quality of the oocites decrease with age.
This technique allows for mature eggs obtained after ovarian stimulation to be cryopreserved, and later used when the patient decides so, ensuring the same prognostic as when they were vitrified.
Fertility preservation cases
Oocytes vitrification is recommended in the following cases:
- Women who delay their maternity for various reasons or because their economical or working circumstances require them so.
- Patients who do not want to vitrify embryos for ethical reasons.
- Women with a low response, willing to acumulate oocytes over several cycles.
- Patients at risk of loss of ovarian function:
- Undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatments due to a carcinogenic process.
- Bone marrow transplant.
- Autoimmune diseases needing chemotherapy.