a guest blog by Jane Frederick, M.D., HRC Fertility, July 13, 2013
Egg freezing has finally been lifted as an experimental procedure by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and can now be offered as standard of care to patients who desire it. While early research with slow freezing showed limited success, recent improvements and mastery of vitrification have led to the adoption of the technique by most IVF centers. Vitrification is a method of rapid flash freezing to preserve eggs. With the endorsement of the ASRM, more women can access this unique method of preserving their fertility. More than 1500 babies have been born from vitrified eggs worldwide, with no increase in congenital defects.