Human oocyte cryopreservation

This technique of oocyte preservation has developed to enable women who do not achieve pregnancy during their most fertile years. Medical problems or other social situations ie career, are common reasons for a woman to postpone pregnancy. In such occasions oocyte cryopreservation is the solution.


It's well known that the oocytes lose potential with age but surprisingly the uterus remains functional in most elderly women. So cryopreservation of oocytes at a younger age is the only way to increase the success rate of fertilization in a more mature period after the age of 40.


The procedure is simple, safe and effective. After ovarian stimulation the eggs are extracted and then frozen and stored. In the future the woman can thaw her eggs, fertilize them and transfer them to the uterus to achieve pregnancy.


The younger the woman who undergoes the procedure, the higher the success rate for the implantation after embryo transfer.