January 2011
Women's Health;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p146
The article focuses on vitrification, an egg-freezing technology that could allow women to postpone motherhood for years or even decades. Vitrification employs a flash-freezing technology that seals a human egg in seconds, leaving no time for crystals to build up on and often destroy the eggs. The success rate of turning a frozen egg into a baby is reported to be at 50%, though some fertility clinics claim higher numbers. Information is provided on the process used in vitrification.


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