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International Journal of Infertility & Fetal Medicine


Fertility restoration in cancer patients is gaining a very important role in the field of reproductive medicine, due to the rising incidence of cancer as well as its early detection and improved survival rate. The two options for achieving this aim are ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) and assisted reproductive treatment (ART) through oocyte or embryo cryopreservation after IVF. However, both these have some advantages and disadvantages over each other. OTC is still in experimental phase but is growing faster as an important part of fertility restoration. ART is time tested method which can be relied upon to a great extent, but there are some situations where ART cannot meet the expectations. This review is an overview of the pros and cons of both these options and the status of these methods in the present scenario of fertility preservation.

Keywords: embryo cryopreservation, oocyte cryopreservation, ovarian tissue cryopreservation.

How to cite this article: Priya K, Divyashree PS. Restoring Fertility in Cancer Survivors: Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation or Assisted Reproduction Technique. Int J Infertil Fetal Med 2017;8(1):24-31.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Date of received: 5-8-2016

Date of acceptance: 10-9-2016

Date of publication: May 2017

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