Egg freezing

Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, is a process in which a woman's eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored as a method to preserve reproductive potential in women of reproductive age. These frozen eggs maybe used later by the same woman or donated to other intending families. Egg freezing is an important preservation method for women going through chemotherapy for cancer treatment. In advanced countries, career oriented women have also been known to cryopreserve their eggs so as to be able to start a family at a later date.