Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation

Published In: Practice Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices

Authors: Jennifer L. Kulp, J.Ryan Martin and Pasquale Patrizio

Ovarian cortex banking may be offered to patients undergoing gonadotoxic therapy under an approved experimental protocol when ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization are not options. Cryopreservation and reimplantation of whole ovaries are areas where more research needs to be performed before it can offered, even experimentally, to patients desiring fertility preservation. Future work will focus on clarifying patient selection for ovarian tissue cryopreservation. The current outlook is hopeful that in the near future, ovarian tissue cryopreservation will be a vable treatment option for fertility preservation. Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation