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Preservation of fertility

These days, the age at which women decide to become mothers for the first time is around 32, some even later. Since fertility decreases with age, if it is not the right time for social reasons or you have suffered some kind of disease, it is good to know that you have alternatives such as freezing of ovules. The process requires hormonal stimulation followed by a follicular puncture to obtain the ovules.

Preservation of fertility for social reasons

Female fertility declines sharply after age 35; now, thanks to the fertility preservation technique - the so-called freezing of eggs - you can postpone the decision to be a mother and gain peace of mind and reduce the pressure of your biological clock. In the future, if you need them, you can have your eggs with the same chromosomal content they have today.

For further information check out our egg freezing programme called Timefreeze.

What is ovule freezing?

Freezing is the technique used to preserve a certain number of a woman’s mature ovules. The method used is ultra-rapid freezing, or vitrification, which keeps these cells unchanged for an indefinite time.

The survival rate of the eggs when thawed is between 77 and 96%.

Preservation of fertility in oncological patients

This technique is recommended both in men and women in case of diagnosis of diseases that require the application of techniques such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, which may directly affect fertility.

In what cases is vitrification recommended?

  • Women with cancer who will receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.
  • Women with autoimmune diseases that need treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • Women who will undergo surgeries that affect the ovaries (due to endometriosis, benign ovarian cysts, etc.).
  • Women determined to postpone motherhood for social reasons (mainly lack of a partner) who want to preserve the quality of their eggs.
  • For couples that do not want to freeze embryos and prefer the freezing of ovules to use them as the embryos are generated.

Our ovule donation programme

Ovodonation or donation of ovules is that anonymous and altruistic submission of a woman’s ovules (donor) to another woman (recipient) so that she can get pregnant. All those women who are healthy and meet the conditions established by the LAW to be able to donate eggs, may carry out the donation process.

Donors must be between 18 and 34 years of age and before certifying that they can indeed be donors, they must undergo several tests that include psychological tests and medical and genetic tests.

We have our own egg donation programme called Eudona at our centre; it is one of the programmes with the highest number of this type of treatments in Europe. This programme brings together a team of up to 20 professionals who are exclusively dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives the donor's eggs with the most appropriate physical and genetic characteristics.

The recipients who can benefit from this programme are those who have an ovarian deficiency, a low reserve of ovules or who have performed several cycles without success.

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