The process of preserving the embryos, sperms or ovarian tissues is known as Cryopreservation. In this process, different samples like sperm, embryos or eggs are stored at extremely low temperature with an intention of preserving them so that they can be used in future.
In case of preserved samples, they can be used to achieve pregnancy either naturally or in an IVF cycle. Cryopreservation is a very helpful procedure as it allows you to preserve your fertility. Let’s have a look on some of standout benefits of Cryopreservation:
- It allows to keep the samples intact for the future use as per your convenience.
- Allows to save the cost and resources.
- The discomfort and inconvenience caused to the couple is reduced.
- The efficiency is thought to be increased.
- Allows to preserve the fertility for a longer period.
Cryopreservation: How it is done?
Cryopreservation protocols differ for different types of specimen. Usually the time required for freezing and thawing, storage temperature and type of cryopreservant are different in for different type of specimen. During an IVF cycle large number of eggs and sperms are collected which form a number of embryos. One of the best quality embryos is transferred to the uterus of the intended mother and the remaining embryos can be preserved by freezing them and stored in a laboratory for future use. Also depending upon the individual’s needs the eggs and sperms collected during an IVF cycle can be frozen using cryopreservant so that they can be used in future.
A lot of people want to preserve their fertility these days because of varied reasons. They are opting cryopreservation for this purpose as it is very helpful assisted reproduction technique which helps couples preserve their fertility.
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