Demystifying Medicine Video



Oocyte cryopreservation — more widely known as "egg freezing" — is a procedure done to preserve reproductive potential in women. You, or someone you know, may be thinking of undergoing this procedure but would like more information on it. This video provides information about what egg freezing actually is and whether it’s right for you. Always remember to speak to your doctor for further information.

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