Oocyte vitrification--women's emancipation set in stone

Fertil Steril. 2009 Apr;91(4 Suppl):1319-20. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.02.127. Epub 2008 Apr 14.


The techniques of vitrification of oocytes and the subsequent warming process being used today are now producing results far superior to the results that are obtained with slow-freezing techniques, and it would seem that this is the method of female fertility preservation that will be widely used in the near future. The reported success of the use of this method should stimulate a renewed debate on oocyte storage for fertility preservation without a medical indication.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Cryopreservation / methods*
  • Female
  • Fertilization in Vitro / methods*
  • Humans
  • Oocyte Donation / trends
  • Oocytes*
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / trends*
  • Time Factors