Be in the Know. Egg Freezing at a Glance.
- Egg freezing is the process of stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple eggs, then retrieving and freezing them for future use by suspending the eggs’ biological aging.
- This is beneficial for those who wish to delay pregnancy for personal reasons, LGTBQ+ individuals using donor eggs, those about to undergo fertility damaging cancer treatments, and others.
- Egg freezing is not a guarantee of future pregnancy with in vitro fertilization (IVF) but does allow individuals to preserve eggs when they are healthiest to use later.
- The risks associated with egg freezing include egg loss through the freezing and thawing process and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.