The Department of Defense is implementing a two-year pilot program that will provide fertility preservation to active-duty members of the Armed Services. The program will cover the costs of freezing sperm or eggs. Fertility preservation for military personnel may be important to women and men who must delay family building due to related commitments or deployment, or who have service related injuries that impact their fertility.
Egg freezing for fertility preservation in combination with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) results in high live birth rates and allows for single embryo transfer regardless of a woman’s age, according to a recent study published by NYU Fertility Center.
If you are considering egg freezing to preserve your fertility, but you’re still not sure it’s right for you, ask these four questions: Why freeze my eggs now?; How many eggs should I freeze?; Should I freeze my eggs or should I freeze embryos?; What if I don’t use all my frozen eggs?