Infertility is a very much known fact that happens with men and women’s reproductive organs destructing one of the body’s most primitive functions – reproduction. As medical science has progressed a lot, there are a lot of options for people to overcome their fertility issues and have their own baby. While procedures like IVF, IUI, ICSI aim to help couples get pregnant with very low chances of fertility, fertility preservation seeks to secure the fertility of people and assist in achieving pregnancy for a long period of time. It is the process of saving or protecting sperm, eggs, embryos or reproductive tissue of a person so that they can use them to have their own biological children in the future.
What Are The Different Fertility Preservation Options Available?
Fertility preservation also known as Cryopreservation is of mainly five kinds – sperm freezing, egg freezing, embryo freezing, testicular tissue freezing and ovarian tissue freezing.
Sperm Freezing: Sperm freezing is the best technique for protecting a man’s fertility and helps in providing sperm to couples having a child with donor sperm.
Egg Freezing: Egg freezing is a technique for protecting a woman’s fertility so she can attempt and have kids in the future. It’s a comparatively new treatment and success rates are low contrasted with IVF with fresh eggs.
Embryo Freezing: Couples having good embryos developed but are not ready to have a child have the choice of freezing them to use later or they can also donate it to someone.
Testicular Tissue Freezing: Testicular tissue freezing is a different method to protect the fertility of men who are unable to produce quality sperm in their discharge (azoospermia).
Ovarian Tissue Solidifying: Ovarian tissue freezing is a fertility protection alternative for women who can’t freeze their eggs and for certain young girls who haven’t begun ovulating.
For Whom Is Fertility Preservation Beneficial?
People with certain diseases, disorders, and life events that affect fertility may benefit from fertility preservation. These include people who:
- Have endometriosis
- Have uterine fibroids
- Delay having children
- Are about to be treated for cancer
- Are about to be treated for an autoimmune disease, such as lupus
- Have a genetic disease that affects future fertility
- Have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the workplace
- Are serving in the military and want to plan kids
Fertility preservation is a great way to plan your family. It also helps in increasing the chances of getting pregnant as by embryo freezing, multiple IVF cycles can be done without waiting for months. At Aveya IVF, we have all the latest technological equipment and expertise to perform fertility preservation. Our doctors can help you settle down on your options so that we can make way for a successful pregnancy and you get to have your family completed.