Fertility preservation strategies in healthy women

Enrique Soto, Alan B. Copperman

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Reproductive endocrinologists are faced with the challenge of using various technological and laboratory advances in the field to help healthy women preserve fertility for a number of years until conception is desired. Cryopreservation of oocytes has the advantage that it surmounts the possible ethical, religious, and legal limitations of the cryopreservation of embryos. Further improvements in laboratory technologies, like vitrification and in vitro maturation of oocytes or ovarian tissue, are likely to replace embryo cryopreservation as the main strategy for fertility preservation in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFertility Preservation
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Technologies and Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781441917836
ISBN (Print)9781441917829
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Cryopreservation of oocytes
  • Fertility preservation in women
  • In vitro maturation of oocytes
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Reproductive technology
  • Vitrification


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