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Edinburgh-based World Authority sees benefits but limitations to Ovarian Tissue Freezing
There has been some noise in the media recently, including this news piece on ABC, about the possibility of freezing ovarian tissue as a means of preserving fertility.
It has been suggested in some reports that cryopreservation could be a more successful method than egg freezing, for older couples to conceive using their own genetic material.
Cryopreservation is a freezing process where tissue that is susceptible to damage caused by time (or chemical effects such as in chemotherapy) is preserved. The aim is to reach low temperatures without causing damage through the formation of ice.
I asked Professor Richard Anderson, Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science (University of Edinburgh), a world’ expert in ovarian tissue cryopreservation, to comment on these recent developments and claims. He says:
He goes on to say:
In-fertility is an area of medicine where there are still huge leaps forward in understanding, knowledge and treatment but, so far, there are limitations on turning back time. Keeping in the best possible health by nourishing your body through sensible exercise, eating & drinking as well as trying to get to the root of unexplained infertility and tackling underlying issues such as PCOS, endometriosis or sperm deficiencies, still forms the basis of the best fertile health.