It’s been a big week for those of us in the fertility community — the American Society for Reproductive Medicine kicked off its 68th annual meeting in San Diego this year, with some big announcements coming our way. On Monday, the ASRM’s Practice Committee released a report on the viability of egg freezing for young women, moving the practice out of experimental status and further into the mainstream of fertility preservation practices.
In their study “Mature Oocyte Cryopreservation,” the ASRM revealed egg freezing technology as having “pregnancy rates and health outcomes comparable to those of IVF with fresh eggs” and that the practice should no longer be marketed as experimental.
Egg freezing, frozen embryo transfers, and vitrification are among the fertility preservation and treatment options we offer here at New Hope, and we’re happy to have the backing of the ASRM. At one time, egg freezing was only offered to cancer patients wishing to preserve their fertility pre-chemotherapy treatments, which often compromise fertility. At New Hope, we’ve safely and effectively practiced egg freezing with vitrification for any patient wanting to wait for the right time or save embryos from their first cycle for several years now. Through the use of our flash-freezing method, vitrification, our team has welcomed high success rates, exemplifying their position as leaders in fertility preservation through the use of only the best and latest egg freezing techniques.