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Egg Freezing

(PRWEB) February 18, 2005 -- Recognized throughout the world as leaders in the treatment of infertility, Michael H. Fakih, M.D. and his partners at IVF Michigan, with clinics conveniently located across Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Flint, Rochester Hills, Saginaw, and also in Toledo, Ohio, have offered all of the latest reproductive technology for years and have unprecedented success with in vitro fertilization. Today, they are introducing the latest technology for reproductive assistance, “oocyte cryopreservation,” or egg freezing.

This latest, 21st century procedure of extracting a woman’s unfertilized eggs, freezing them, and storing them for future use is an incredible way for women to exercise true “birth control.” Women are only just beginning to realize that the integrity of their eggs deteriorates as they get older, and that most women over forty who become pregnant today have done so by using a younger woman’s donor eggs with which she shares no genetic relation. By freezing her eggs, a woman may now extend her natural fertility, and have her own younger more viable eggs available if unable to conceive naturally later in life.

Oocyte Cryopreservation involves a series of hormone treatments to raise the number of eggs released in the cycle from one to about ten or twelve. This virtually painless, noninvasive, highly technical procedure does not diminish ovarian reserve. If this woman should otherwise be unable to conceive in the future; she may then go through in vitro fertilization with her own genetic eggs.

This procedure has previously, yet only recently, been limited to women whose ovaries were in jeopardy from illness and related treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Now healthy women are invited to take control of their own reproductive future and put the snooze on their biological clock- even past menopause. With scientific advances every day, and success rates already in the 20 to 30 percent range for a new technology (which is comparable to that of natural conception between fertile partners), having one’s eggs frozen can almost be considered an “insurance policy”. It is a very exciting new opportunity for extending a woman’s natural fertility.

Men have had the ability to bank their sperm for decades, and despite great controversy, couples going through in vitro fertilization have been able to freeze embryos for future pregnancy attempts. Now women have the opportunity to freeze their eggs while they are younger and more viable, without the same moral implications fertilized eggs may raise, and buy a little more time to start a family.

Dr. Fakih and his staff are experts with reproductive assistance and are actively trying to educate women that infertility problems affect 1 out of every 6 couples, and the odds against natural conception increase dramatically with age. Now, they are offering this incredible technology and supporting women’s reproductive futures. Egg freezing has become the most empowering form of birth control a woman can have.

Related Pages:
IVF - Information about IVF and ICSI
Frozen Embryo Transfer

 

 

 


 

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