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Egg Freezing (Oocyte Cryopreservation) at Troché Fertility Centers

Program Summary

Egg freezing is for women who would like to preserve their fertilityEgg Freezing or mature oocyte cryopreservation is a technique for the preservation of reproductive potential in women of reproductive age.  The treatment cycle is similar to In Vitro Fertilization with the exception that eggs (oocytes) obtained are frozen and placed in storage for later use, and not fertilized with sperm immediately after retrieval.

Indications for Egg Freezing:

  1. Medical Indications:
    • Women receiving therapies for cancer or other medical conditions that are toxic or harmful to the ovaries.
    • Genetic Conditions:
      • BRCA mutations – for which removal of the ovaries is recommended
      • Genetic disorders that have been associated with premature ovarian failure, such as Turner syndrome, Fragile X permutation, and deletions (missing parts) of the X chromosome
    • Failure to obtain sperm for IVF on the day of egg retrieval
    • Oocyte cryopreservation for those who have an excess number of eggs and don’t want to create a large number of embryos
  2. Elective Indications:
    • Elective cryopreservation to defer childbearing (Deferred Reproduction)
    • Oocyte cryopreservation for those unable to or don’t desire to freeze embryo

    Steps involved in an Egg Freezing cycle:

    What’s next?

    When you are ready to start a family, you can attempt to conceive on your own and/or may use your frozen eggs.

    Contact TFC to start planning for the Egg Thaw and Embryo Transfer Cycle.

    Until you’re ready to use the frozen eggs, please keep TFC informed of your current address, telephone number and email address.


    We encourage you to ask questions as you investigate egg freezing and are always available to answer your questions.


    More about Egg Thawing here.

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