At present, technology has become proficient at freezing sperm and embryos to be thawed for later use. However, because eggs and ovarian tissue (which contain many eggs) are extremely sensitive and delicate, they often cannot survive the methods used during traditional freezing and thawing. New breakthroughs in the field of freezing ovarian tissue and eggs are showing great promise. This is significant because it allows a woman to preserve her fertility for years to come.
Scientists in Japan have pioneered a revolutionary method called egg vitrification. The technique was initially used for female cancer patients, and the same principles are now being applied to preserve any woman's fertility. This new tech nique can be used on individual eggs or on a piece of ovarian tissue. Once perfected, the dreaded biological clock becomes a worry of the past.
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