How Long Can Embryos Be Frozen? Fertility Doctor Explains Donor Embryos and Frozen Embryo Transfers

Double board certified fertility doctor, Dr. Natalie Crawford, MD, reviews the recent news breaking case of Molly – a baby who was born after being frozen for 27 years. In this video, she answers one of the top questions she hears: How long can embryos be frozen? Do embryos degrade over time? What is donor embryo IVF? What is a frozen embryo transfer (FET)?

Also in this video:
A top cause of infertility: male factor
Cystic fibrosis carriers and CBAVD
What are donor embryos?
What is embryo donation and embryo adoption?
Where can I get donor embryos?
What type of regulations are there?
What do I need to know if I am interested in embryo donation?
Ethical principles in the field of reproductive medicine and third party reproduction.

Resources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/12/03/embryo-frozen-27-years-ago-live-birth/

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/frozen-embryo-ivf-24-years/548876/

https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/practice-guidelines/for-non-members/recs_for_gamete_and_embryo_donation.pdf

https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/practice-guidelines/for-non-members/guidance_on_the_limits_to_the_number_of_embryos_to_transfer.pdf

https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/ethics-committee-opinions/disposition_of_abandoned_embryos-pdfmembers.pdf

https://www.asrm.org/globalassets/asrm/asrm-content/news-and-publications/ethics-committee-opinions/defining_embryo_donation-pdfmembers.pdf

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