Fertility Preservation By Egg Freezing Does Well Over Age 38

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


In a large series of egg freezing by vitrification for fertility preservation reported at ASRM, women over 38 had only a modest reduction in live births/embryo transfer compared to women under 38: This probably represents the selection of women with good ovarian reserve and they are not infertile. It appears that women over age 38 do well with fertility preservation.

We had previously been recommending it for women under 38. Now it seems reasonable if the FSH is normal and the AMH or antral follicle count show that one can develop a resaonable number of eggs, that egg freezing is a viable option to preserve one's fertility.

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