Is there any means of freezing eggs before they have been fertilised and if so, what is the procedure when thawing them for transfer, ie…would we have to do ICSI to fertilise them because they have been frozen?Wednesday, March 26th, 2008
Egg freezing is becoming a very common intervention. It is still in its infancy though, and fertility clinics specializing in egg freezing only reports a take home baby rate of 4% at most. Therefore, one needs a very good reason to freeze eggs, and delaying childbearing is definitely not one of them. After thawing, ICSI is the worldwide method of choice due to the denuded nature of the eggs and to try and ensure fertilization.
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