Ovarian tissue cryopreservation

What is Ovarian tissue cryopreservation?

This innovative procedure helps newly diagnosed cancer patients to maintain their fertility after their cancer treatment. It may be a suitable for girls or some women about to undergo cancer treatment who wish to preserve their fertility when there is not enough time to undergo an egg collection before their treatment starts, or girls who are undergoing medical treatment which may affect their future fertility but who have not reached puberty yet and don’t have any mature eggs to collect from their ovaries for egg freezing.

What does it involve?

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation involves removing and freezing healthy ovarian tissue containing eggs from a patient. Once a patient has completed their course of treatment and is either in remission or of child-bearing age, the ovarian tissue strips can be thawed and either re-implanted into the ovary to allow them to try to conceive naturally or the eggs can be retrieved and fertilised in vitro and the embryo implanted in the uterus.

Complete Fertility Centre is just one of two Centres in the UK that can provide ovarian tissue cryopreservation fully funded by the NHS.

NHS funding is available to patients living in areas covered by the West Hampshire CCG, which includes Andover, Eastleigh, Winchester, Totton and the New Forest, and Dorset CCG, which includes Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorchester, and is applied for on an individual basis.

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