Ovarian Tissue Freezing for Fertility Preservation

Ovarian Tissue Freezing For Fertility Preservation

The purpose of this study is to offer an alternative method to women who wish to preserve the possibility of fertility, as well as to learn more about the ability of human eggs to survive and function after long term storage in frozen ovaries (ovarian tissue cryopreservation). The study will seek to preserve ovarian tissue and reproductive potential for patients whose medical or surgical treatment may harm ovaries or remove ovarian tissue.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Tissue sample storage

The tissue sample is frozen and held at -140 degrees at the in vitro fertilization lab at the Center for Health and Healing at OHSU.

Ovarian Tissue Freezing For Fertility Preservation In Women Facing A Fertility Threatening Medical Diagnosis Or Treatment Regimen: A Study By The National Physicians Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium At Northwestern University