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Embryo Freezing (CRYO-CRYOPRESERVATION)

What is Cryo?

Cryo (cryopreservation) is the procedure of freezing and preservation of an embryo (a Cellular Structure Formed From An Egg Fertilized by Sperm).

Who Are Eligible?

When a number of good quality embryos are obtained during in vitro fertilization procedure, eggs that are not transferred shall be frozen and preserved. If needed, such embryos can be thawed and used for the next treatments. A minimum of 2 frozen eggs are required for such an attempt. Embryos that are frozen with a consent by couples can be preserved in liquid nitrogen for five years in accordance with the regulations in Turkey. In case of divorce or death of one of the spouses, the consent form for embryo freezing shall be considered terminated and embryos will be disposed.

What are the Advantages?

The Cryo procedure is economical. As we already have embryos available, ovarian stimulation with medication and re-retrieval of eggs will not be required. This will reduce the cost of treatment by half. This is less stressful for patients. There is no risk of failure to obtain eggs or embryos as well as stress for surgery. Patient's adherence to the treatment is easy. Side effects of the treatment are less.

How Cryo Cycle is Administered?

The treatment requires use of tablets containing estrogen hormone. This hormone allows a healthy development of the intra uterine membrane where the embryo will be placed. When endometrium reaches the appropriate thickness, embryos will be thawed and transferred. The Cryo Cycle can also be applied during natural menstrual period in some patients.

Will Any Problem Be Confronted In Infants Born As A Result of the Cryo Cycle Procedure?

Studies performed have shown that there is no risk of anomaly for infants born as a result of this procedure.

What is the Success Rate?

95% of embryos frozen with today's technology (vitrification) can be thawed healthily. The pregnancy rate with this procedure is between 30-40%.

Cryo Agreement Form Information

Your embryos that are not transferred following the IVF / ICSI treatment administered will be frozen and preserved with your consent to be used for a possible future treatment. You will be charged for the freezing process as well as preservation afterwards. Your embryos will be preserved for the duration of your marriage and a duration you desire limited to 5 years. Legally, you will be required to apply to our clinic with a petition every year in order to allow us to continue preservation of your embryos. If no application is made at the end of a year, your embyros will be disposed after waiting for a month. The disposal process is carried out under the supervision of an officer from the health department.

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