Fertility Preservation




Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a process in which a woman’s egg (oocytes) are extracted, frozen, and stored as a method to preserve reproductive potential in women of reproductive age.



  • The Goal
  • The “Typical” Patients
  • The Process
  • AFMC Egg Freezing Plans

The goal of the procedure is to have the ability of an individual or couple to start a family at a time of their choosing.

DISCLAIMER: The “typical” patients below do not represent the only individuals who should seek this fertility treatment.

  • Women with cancer requiring chemotherapy and or pelvic radiation therapy that may affect fertility.
  • Surgery that may cause damage to the ovaries
  • Risk of premature ovarian failure because of chromosomal abnormalities (e.g. Turner syndrome, fragile X syndrome) or family history of early menopause
  • Ovarian disease (endometriosis) with risk of damage to the ovaries
  • Genetic mutations requiring removing the ovaries (BRCA mutation)
  • Fertility preservation for social or personal reasons to delay childbearing

The Egg Freezing Process is administered similarly to the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) fertility treatment. Please visit In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): The Process for information on the Egg Preservation treatment. Please reference up to Egg Development. During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the female patient has the option to transfer all embryos. In the Egg Preservation treatment, the maturity of the eggs are assessed under the microscope, and those that are mature are cryopreserved.

  • Egg Freezing Cycle
  • Single Embryo Freezing Cycle

Please contact our medical center for more information and pricing.

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