What is the difference between egg freezing and social egg freezing?

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Answer from: Ioannis Zervomanolakis, PhD

Gynaecologist, Obstetrician Hygeia IVF Athens
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The only difference has to do with the indication for egg freezing since egg freezing itself has been initiated for women with cancer. While social freezing is an alternative used for egg freezing in women that postpone their family planning in order to be mothers later.

Answer from: Melvin H. Thornton, Associate Professor

Gynaecologist, Medical Director & IVF Director Global Fertility & Genetics
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Is social egg freezing the same as egg freezing?

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