What is egg freezing?

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Answer from: Ioannis Zervomanolakis, PhD

Gynaecologist, Obstetrician Hygeia IVF Athens
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When we use the term egg freezing, we actually understand that we have to have mature oocytes that we are going to take through vaginal oocyte pickup. And then we freeze them in the lab during the so-called vitrification procedure.

Answer from: Melvin H. Thornton, Associate Professor

Gynaecologist, Medical Director & IVF Director Global Fertility & Genetics
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Egg freezing - what is it and how does it work?

Egg freezing is performed to preserve the eggs for the future and to use them later on during an IVF cycle. Women may choose to freeze their eggs for various reasons; it is also done as a standard procedure within an IVF cycle.

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