Is egg freezing still experimental?


Question from LNB: Is egg freezing still experimental?
Answers - Kutluk Oktay, M.D. Egg freezing is experimental because so far there have only been about 100 pregnancies around the world from frozen unfertilized mature eggs. However, this is a technology that is on the rise. In the future, it may be considered less experimental than it is viewed at the present time.
Marisa Weiss, M.D. The method that's been the most successful so far is extracting the eggs, fertilizing them out side the body, which is called "in vitro fertilization," and freezing the embryos.

On Wednesday, August 18, 2004, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Pregnancy and Fertility Issues. Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Leslie Schover, Ph.D., and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about pregnancy and fertility before, during, and after breast cancer treatment, as well as the options of adoption and gestational carriers (surrogate mothers).

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