egg freezing

egg freezing

A colloquial term for cryopreservation of oocytes. It is a technique to preserve female fertility.
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In brief, egg freezing is a solution to preserve a woman's fertility, so she can get pregnant in the future.
While the egg freezing process is still a controversial topic in many countries in the Middle East and has been labeled "taboo" for religious reasons, many religious bodies in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon have issued their opinions on it.
Controversial issue The egg freezing process is one of the social taboos in Egypt, as some girls voiced their concerns of taking such a step.
Whilst rolling out this campaign, experts at the clinic are also looking to raise awareness on the importance of egg freezing. The procedure involves preserving a woman's reproductive potential to ensure their ability to get pregnant or have a biological child.
Almost a quarter of workers in Shropshire and the West Midlands believe fertility benefits, such as egg freezing or subsidised IVF, should be offered by employers, new research has revealed.
The report also looked at egg freezing, such as for women wanting to delay having a child or facing cancer treatment.
A quick Google search for 'in vitro fertilization in the Philippines' or 'egg freezing in the Philippines' will reveal that there are clinics and hospitals offering in vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg/embryo freezing services in the country.
Medical experts at IVI Fertility believe that cancer patients, particularly women who are looking to get pregnant at a later stage, despite all odds, should opt for oocyte vitrification (egg freezing) techniques, one of the most effective fertility preservation treatments.
Many now refer to egg freezing and sperm freezing as simply gamete freezing, dropping the gender identity of the process.
Context:Current research on egg freezing is quantitative and medical in nature.