Oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is indicated for women who want to preserve their reproductive potential to achieve pregnancy in the future.  Women diagnosed with cancer can cryopreserve their eggs before they undergo chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatment.  Single women may choose to freeze eggs because they do not yet have a partner.  Women who desire to postpone childbearing for the purpose of education or career can freeze eggs while they are young. In addition, women with a family history of early menopause may wish to freeze eggs before their eggs are depleted at an early age.  Furthermore, couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization who do not consider embryo freezing as an option can elect to fertilize a percentage of the eggs retrieved and freeze the remaining unfertilized eggs.  Therefore, there are no excess embryos and no need for the couple to make complex decisions related to embryo management.

NEW – all-inclusive egg freezing  financial package for women who are not ready to start a family

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Egg quality decreases as a woman gets older, and her chances of getting pregnant decreases with age.  In 2013, Main Line Fertility introduced an all-inclusive financial package for women who are not ready to start a family and want to freeze eggs to preserve fertility potential.  $6,000 includes cycle monitoring, egg retrieval procedure, freezing eggs, and one year of storage.  Fertility medications are an additional $3,000, and anesthesia is $500.  In addition, a Compassionate Care Program can provide significant savings on fertility medications for uninsured, income-eligible patients who have no insurance coverage.   This special program requires that you are a US citizen .  In addition, there is a  maximum annual household gross income to qualify. Those interested in applying for Compassionate Care can call Fertility LifeLines toll free at 1-(855)-541-5926 or visit  http://www.fertilitylifelines.com/hcp/fertility-resources then click on the link to Compassionate Care Program.

Main Line Fertility Center (MLFC) offers a new technique called vitrification for freezing human eggs.    MLFC has been awarded research grants and has obtained Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to continue developing this important technology.

If you have any questions about the process of egg freezing please contact Sharon H. Anderson, PhD. at email mailto:Sharon.anderson@mainlinefertility.com Cancer patients can preserve their eggs through the Main Line Fertility’s Fertility Preservation Program.  Free fertilility medications and discounted services are available for cancer patients through the Oncofertility Consortium program.  Email oncofertility@mainlinefertility.com .