Oocyte cryopreservation: is it time to remove its experimental label?
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- Noyes, N., Boldt, J. & Nagy, Z.P. J Assist Reprod Genet (2010) 27: 69. doi:10.1007/s10815-009-9382-y
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As more reproductive-age women survive cancer at the expense of gonadotoxic therapy, the need for viable fertility preservation options has become paramount. Embryo cryopreservation, often using donor sperm, has been the standard offered these women over the past 20 years. Preservation of unfertilized oocytes now represents an acceptable and often equally viable alternative, particularly for single women, due to technologic advances made in the past decade. Given such, oocyte cryopreservation’s experimental designation and need for IRB approval should thus be revisited.