Reasons for freezing gametes
Social: you wish to preserve your fertility for reasons relating to employment, not being in a relationship to start a family, or not sure about if or when to start a family.
Medical conditions: you are scheduled to receive oncology treatment which will reduce the number of eggs/sperm.
Family history: where your mother or close relative has suffered premature menopause.
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.
- Depending on your ovarian reserve, it may only be possible to collect a limited number of eggs and not all eggs are suitable for freezing.
- The number of eggs collected from just one cycle of stimulation treatment may not be sufficient to offer a realistic chance of achieving a pregnancy.
- Where you have an expected low reserve, we recommend you have more that one cycle of egg freezing to give you an improved chance of pregnancy.