Thanks to developments in medical science such as the use of personalised protocols for ovarian stimulation
and better laboratory techniques, live birth rates using IVF have increased to more than 40 per
cent, especially in younger women under the age of 35. IVF is also easier to administer today,
requiring fewer blood tests and drug injections than just a few years ago. Not only do the hormonal
drugs have less unwanted side effects, the effects of the drugs are also stronger and last longer,
making it less disruptive on the life of the woman undergoing IVF treatment
The modern techniques used to freeze embryos has also revolutionised the way in which many women
approach fertility. In the past, many young women had to choose between either advancing their
career or being a full-time mother. Now, thanks to the high rates of success with embryonic freezing,
women may finally choose when exactly they want to have children. No longer do they need to make
the difficult decision of choosing between career and motherhood.
Freezing embryos and ovarian tissue will also allow women with cancers to preserve their fertility
even after undergoing cancer treatment. Many forms of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy,
often adversely affect a woman’s fertility; if the woman had access to her previously-frozen
embryos and ovarian tissue, however, she may effectively reverse time, allowing her to have children
even after battling cancer.