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Aurora magazine

It is better to store ovarian tissue than ovules

There is a growing tendency to preserve their eggs in view of a future pregnancy. However, some doctors estimate that only 24% of the procedures with these ovules are successful. A new study offers an alternative: crio-preserve ovarian tissue and transplant it later.

Some girls with tumor retain their own eggs so they can use them later to have children. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in fact, affect the reproductive functions. Since 1999, Dr. Kutluk Oktay and Dr. Fernanda Pacheco offer them an alternative, faster and more effective procedure. The treatment involves the withdrawal and crio-conservation of ovarian tissue instead of ovules.

The two doctors analyzed the data from the alternative procedure collected between 1999 and 2016. According to the study, 4 out of 10 women were able to have children due to cryopreservation. Of the 309 procedures, in fact, well 84 have led to the birth of a healthy and healthy baby. In addition, 2 out of 3 women conceived naturally. Although the results are positive, further studies are needed. The numbers involved are still too low.

The study of fertility preservation is a mined field. There are dozens of small studies in this regard, but there are no generalizable rigor. The questionnaire study highlights an interesting option for many girls with cancer. Nonetheless, it still requires more rigorous in-depth studies and studies.