There is a 50% chance that those patients having IVF or ICSI will have a number of unused embryos after their first cycle.
Healthy embryos may be frozen to use in future cycles, allowing pregnancy to be attempted again without going through the complete IVF process, avoiding stimulated egg growth and the accompanying injections.
Approximately 70% of all frozen embryos survive the thawing process. Some couples may have all of their embryos survive in good condition, others may not have any that survive.
If you are going through chemotherapy or radiotherapy and are in a relationship, freezing embryos may be a suitable option for you.
It is important to note that where embryos are created, both partners have the right to veto future use of the embryos. The serious consequences of this should be considered as it could result in you losing access to your own reproductive material.
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