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Egg Freezing No Longer Considered Experimental
a blog by Claire, October 19, 2012
The ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine) has lifted its designation of egg freezing as experimental. “Oocyte cropreservation is an exciting and improving technology, and should no longer be considered experimental. Pregnancy rates and health outcomes of the resulting children are now comparable to those of IVF with fresh eggs,” said Eric Widra, MD, Chair of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Practice Committee.
FertilityAuthority is pleased with this latest development; egg freezing has the potential to allow women to take some control over their biological clock. For women who are not ready to have a child during peak reproductive years, freezing their eggs allows them to delay childbearing. The important thing to remember is that the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the better the live birth rate will be when you are ready to use those eggs to have a child.
To date, more than 1,500 babies have been born using frozen eggs, and more and more women and looking into it as an option. For complete information on egg freezing, including finding a doctor to freeze your eggs, visit our sister site, EggFreezingCosts.com