Preventing Age Related Fertility Loss

  • Dominic Stoop

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A. C. de Kat, F. J. M. Broekmans
    Pages 1-10
  3. Panagiotis Drakopoulos, Nikolaos P. Polyzos
    Pages 31-42
  4. O. Rustamov, S. K. Sunkara
    Pages 43-52
  5. C. Iglesias, J. A. García-Velasco
    Pages 73-86
  6. Neelke De Munck, Gábor Vajta, Laura Rienzi
    Pages 87-101
  7. Shari Mackens, Arne van de Vijver, Samuel Santos-Ribeiro
    Pages 103-116
  8. Shruti Parikh, Christophe Blockeel
    Pages 125-139
  9. Daniela Cutas, Anna Smajdor, Kristien Hens
    Pages 141-156
  10. Heidi Mertes
    Pages 157-168
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


This unique book provides expert advice on all the different aspects related to fertility preservation for age related infertility. Although, there is a lot of information about fertility preservation for cancer treatment available, there is little information for young women.

While men have been able to cryopreserve sperm since the 1950s, women have only recently gained the opportunity to preserve their gametes through the egg vitrification technique. Therefore, many women confronted with a risk of imminent fertility loss, such as chemotherapy, are now freezing their oocytes instead of embryos. Successful oocyte cryopreservation offers them a reproductive autonomy independent of men.


Cryopreservation Fertility Fertility Preservation Oocyte Ovarian Aging Vitrification

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominic Stoop
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Reproductive MedicineUZ BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14856-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14857-1
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