Fresh or Frozen? With Eggs, It Matters!


According to the news source UPI, fresh beats frozen when it comes to IVF.

If you’re someone considering traveling the world for egg donation, here’s some news you might want to consider.

Researchers at the Center for Human Reproduction in New York reviewed data from over 380 fertility centers in the United States. This agency is responsible for 92 percent of all IVF cycles. This research comes from 2013. This was the first year that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine said that oocyte cryopreservation (also known as freezing donated eggs) was a legitimate procedure.

It was found procedures utilizing fresh eggs in resulted in almost  49.6% live birth. Those who used frozen eggs had a success rate of 43.2%.

It’s important to consider that there was a small difference in the percentage rate depending on how many embryos were transferred.

According to the article in OPI, “The reasons for lower live birth rates with use of cryopreserved oocytes remain to be established,” the researchers wrote in the study, published by the Journal of the American Medical Situation. “One possible explanation is less opportunity for proper embryo selection due to smaller tarting numbers of oocytes, leading to fewer embryos available for transfer. Alternatively, oocyte quality may be negatively affected by cryopreservation and thawing.”

While there is only a small percentage difference between fresh and frozen eggs, that percentage could make a difference in beginning your family. It’s up to you, but don’t forget that traveling for IVF is often considerably less expensive than procedures here in the U.S.. We’d love to consult with you on it!

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