“Infertility is a disease and the treatments, of which IVF is one, are time-dependent,” Dr. Hananel Holzer explains. “If we wait too long, then the success rate decreases.”
In addition to studying the myriad causes of infertility, the Hadassah medical team offers a variety of treatments including sperm donation, egg banks and in vitro fertilization — and have also made headlines by helping oncology patients retain their fertility options via cryopreservation: freezing the eggs or even parts of their ovaries so that the chemo treatments they’re undergoing now won’t impact their ability to become pregnant later. Listen here:
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