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Fertility preservation: tissue cryopreservation

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Fertility preservation

Ovarian tissue

A service for fertility preservation is offered in Oxford region.

Young girls and women, who have to undergo rapid medical treatment which may cause them to become infertile (e.g. chemotherapy or radiotherapy), are offered the option of ovarian tissue cryopreservation.

One of their ovaries is removed before their treatment, and then very small strips of tissue are dissected and stored in cryogenic ulltra low temperature freezers (cryopreservation).

When they are cured and ready to start a family, these tissue strips will be transplanted back.

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Testicular tissue

A service is offered for fertility preservation for young boys in the Oxford region.

Young boys, who have to undergo rapid medical treatment which may cause them to become infertile (e.g. chemotherapy or radiotherapy), are offered the option of testicular tissue cryopreservation.

Tissue biopsies will be removed before their treatment and stored in cryogenic ulltra low temperature freezers (cryopreservation).

When they are cured and ready to start a family, these tissue strips will be used to mature sperm and used with the ICSI procedure.

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