Reproductive Protection Methods


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Reproductive Protection Methods

Today, women want to get married and have children by completing their education and careers, so the age of marriage and having children has increased compared to previous years. In addition to those who postpone the marriage, the eggs are stored by freezing in order to protect the future reproduction in endometrioma (chocolate cysts) that may decrease the egg reserve, in cases where some compulsory surgeries are required and in patients who will undergo oncology (cancer treatment).

Reproductive Protection Methods;

  1. Social Oocyte freezing (Egg freezing)
  2. Ovarian tissue (ovary tissue) freezing
  3. Embryo freezing

It can be done in the form. Egg freezing is performed for singles and embryo freezing is performed for married people in order to protect reproduction before oncological and surgical treatments that begin to decrease in age and reserve or will be applied.

In the group of patients who will undergo oncological treatment who have just entered childhood and adolescence, the ovarian tissue is frozen and stored, and it is retransplanted to its old place or to a different place when reproduction is planned. This method, which is used more rarely, is performed in children and adolescents who are planned for oncological treatment, in cases where emergency intervention is required.

It is legally required to issue a report signed by three doctors for the procedures to be carried out for the protection of reproduction.

It is legally required to issue a report signed by three doctors for the procedures to be carried out for the protection of reproduction.

Among these methods, egg freezing is the most common. While the ideal age is between 35-37 for those whose desire to marry and have children is postponed, it can be done at any age for those with reduced reserves. In women aged 38 years and older, genetic examination (PGD) is recommended when obtaining pregnancy after egg aging and thawing.

How to Make Egg Freezing?

It is like the first stage of IVF treatment. After a personalized treatment plan is made, the eggs are enlarged with subcutaneous injections for 10-12 days, and after a 15-minute mild anesthesia is given, they are collected and frozen with a process called OPU. Eggs frozen with vitrification technique is a successful technique with a very low probability of degeneration after thawing.