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"Breakthrough" Presentations from GOGI Frankfurt 2015

Social freezing of oocytes and ovarian tissue to maintain fertility and postpone menopause: low cost, easy administration and good outcome. Is it such?

We are facing a global menopause epidemics as the populations become older.
Menopause causes a long list of sequelae including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and many other diseases.
Only a tiny fraction of the ovarian follicles are utilised for providing fertility and the vast majority undergo degeneration.
It is an option to excise ovarian tissue in the young years without affecting fertility and entrance into menopause.
Frozen/thawed tissue restores ovarian function with good efficacy and for at least several years.

Professor of Human Reproductive Physiology, Laboratory Director,
Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Section 5712
Juliane Marie Centre for Women, Children and Reproduction
University Hospital of Copenhagen
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
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