Now a day, cryopreservation techniques for gametes (Sperms and oocytes) allow us to offer our patients the possibility to maintain and preserve their fertility. There are 2 groups of patients that find benefit in these techniques
Oncology patientsOncology patients
Cancer patient life expectancy rose considerably due to the timed diagnosis and established treatments. Nonetheless, these treatments cause the reproductive function to fail and deteriorate, reducing the number of growing cells, leading to a loss of fertility.
A woman’s fertility begins to diminish starting 30 years of age and it accelerates after 35 years of age in relation with quality and quantity of oocytes remaining in the ovary. Age is the best indicator of oocyte quality, so by 40-45, very few women will be capable of achieving a successful pregnancy. Today, many women wish to delay their maternity due to their personal, economic or professional motives, which makes cryopreservation the best option for a young woman to conserve the possibility to become a mom when she is ready to have a child.