Interactive Session - Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group - Why Ask Why: Should the Reason for Oocyte Cryopreservation Matter?
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location:Room 6E - San Diego Convention Center
Karine Chung, M.D. (Chair), Infertility USC Fertility
Nicole L. Noyes, M.D., New York University Langone Medical Center
Why Ask Why: Should the Reason for Oocyte Cryopreservation Matter?
Needs Assessment and Description
In 2007, the Practice Committee of the American Society for
Reproductive Medicine stated that “due to its experimental
status and lack of outcome data, oocyte cryopreservation
should not be offered electively to fertile women as a
means of postponing childbearing.” However, due to the
societal trend to delay childbearing and an increasing
awareness of age-related decline in female fertility, assisted
reproductive technology (ART) programs are faced with a
growing demand for this technology and many programs
are currently offering it to their patients. In this live interactive
session for ART providers, the presenters will debate the
experimental status and clinical applicability of elective
oocyte cryopreservation in current practice.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Summarize the current status and applicability of oocyte
cryopreservation for fertility preservation.
- Discuss recent advances as well as current limitations of
existing data on outcomes of oocyte cryopreservation.
A 35-year-old healthy woman presents for a consultation
about oocyte cryopreservation. She does not currently have
a male partner. She is not ready to start a family at this time,
and wants to wait until she has met the right male partner
and is married. She is worried that another 5 years or so is
likely to pass before this happens. After participating in this
session, in my practice I will offer this patient:
- In vitro fertilization with embryo cryopreservation using
- Oocyte cryopreservation
- Ovarian reserve testing, and if normal will advise
that she does not need to consider oocyte or embryo
- Not applicable to my area of practice