Oocyte Cryopreservation

News report: Apple, Facebook to pay for female employees to freeze eggs

Fertility Associates of Memphis expert responds to the benefits of egg freezing Silicon Valley is known for offering valuable job perks, but the latest moves by Apple and Facebook could help the companies attract more female employees. According to national reports, Apple and Facebook are adding a new perk: Free egg freezing that would let female employees delay parenting for a few years.  Facebook started…

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The New Frontier of Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is increasingly common for women. But how is it accomplished? The ability to freeze unfertilized eggs is a relatively new advancement within reproductive medicine. For several decades, the technology to freeze embryos has been available with good pregnancy rates, but the technology associated with freezing eggs is more recent ‒ using a rapid freezing process known as vitrification. Read below to learn more…

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What is Vitrification?

All about Vitrification Embryos and eggs can now be successfully frozen and thawed better than ever. Until recently, embryo and egg freezing (also called cryopreservation) were accomplished with a technology known as “slow freezing.” This has recently been replaced with a more sophisticated technology called vitrification, which is generally felt to be a superior process for cryopreservation. Freezing embryos and eggs When patients undergo an…

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Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

Understanding Your Fertility Preservation Options When Cancer is Involved Cancer treatments, specifically chemotherapy and radiation, are well documented to cause a decrease in fertility in both men and women. This is particularly true in younger patients.  A renewed focus on fertility preservation has recently been placed on cancer patients, due in large part to the fact that cancer therapies have made huge strides over the…

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