Reasons for Freezing Eggs (oocytes)
Social: A woman wishing to preserve her fertility for reasons relating to employment, not yet in a relationship to start a family, or not sure about if and when to start a family.
Family history: where a woman’s mother or close relative has suffered premature menopause
Cancer: you are scheduled to have chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer which will reduce the number of eggs e.g. breast cancer, lymphoma, bowel cancer.
Ovarian problems: you have recurrent ovarian cysts, endometriomas (severe endometriosis) or are due to undergo surgery that will result in the loss of the ovary or eggs.
Other medical conditions: you are having medication for rheumatic conditions such as chemotherapy that can damage the ovaries