CureTalks: The Nuances of Egg Freezing – All You Should Know
Host: Shweta Mishra and Priya Menon
Featured Expert: Dr. Carolyn Alexander
Patient Panel: Valerie Landis
The Nuances of Egg Freezing – All You Should Know
The egg freezing procedure has not only given hope to those women who want to preserve their fertility due to medical issues, but also to those who just want to extend their fertility. Just 475 women froze their eggs in 2009, where more than nearly 17K did in 2020. Clearly an increasing number of women are seeing it as an insurance to be able to start or expand a family more flexibly. However, the procedure is not without its nuances and comes with no guarantees. The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) highlights that “Providers should ensure that women who request planned OC (oocyte cryopreservation) are informed about its efficacy, safety, benefits, and risks, including the unknown long-term health effects for offspring.” We are discussing the hopes and uncertainties around egg freezing and all you should know if you are planning to opt for it, with Dr. Carolyn Alexander of Southern California Reproductive Center. Patient advocate Valerie Landis will provide perspectives from the patient panel.
Talk Recorded on May 05, 2023, 02:00 pm EST
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