Egg vitrification

Vitrification is the most widely used assisted reproduction technique for women who want to postpone their dream of being mothers or for those who have undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments.

Through this procedure, women under the age of 37 years may freeze a limited number of ova (about 20 per procedure), which will then be fertilized in the laboratory and transferred to the patient when deciding to be a mother.

To obtain eggs is usually begins with the stimulation of the ovaries by the use of drugs, whose action is similar to that of certain hormones produced by the woman. The medicines used include a leaflet that the patient should consult with his doctor, the purpose of this treatment is to obtain the development of several follicles in the ovary, inside which the eggs are found. Other medications with suppressive hormonal action are associated with the aim of preventing spontaneous ovulation (before egg extraction).

The ovarian stimulation process is usually controlled by analyses that report the number and size of developing follicles. Obtained the proper development other drugs are given to achieve the final maturation of the eggs.

The eggs are extracted by puncture of the ovaries and aspiration of the follicles, under ultrasound vision and vaginally.  This intervention is usually done in outpatient mode, requiring anesthesia and posterior observation during a variable period.

The eggs obtained are prepared and classified in the laboratory. The number of eggs extracted in the puncture, maturity and quality depends on the response of each woman to hormonal treatment, so it cannot be accurately predicted. In some cases it may be necessary to perform several ovarian stimulations to accumulate a sufficient number of eggs.

Through this procedure, women under the age of 37 years may freeze a limited number of ova (about 20 per procedure), which will then be fertilized in the laboratory and transferred to the patient when deciding to be a mother.

In addition, women who present:

  • Malignant diseases that require the application of treatments with potential harmful effects on reproductive capacity (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) may be accessed.
  • Non-malignant diseases that require the same treatments or capable of injuring the ovarian germ cells themselves.
  • Disorders or states associated with the decrease of the reserve of germ cells: risk of ovarian failure, advanced age, etc.
  • Preservation of female fertility in other circumstances.

The medical, social or occupational characteristics of each patient may be a modification of the general risks or occurrence of specific risks.

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