Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

17:31 9th February 2016 | Cancer

Fertility Problems Cancer Treatment Damaged Glands Egg Freezing Frozen Embryo Transfer Surgical Procedure Embryo Thawing Cryopreservation Vitrification Advanced Care Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is not an easy subject to discuss, particularly for women who want to become pregnant. Fertility problems may occur when cancer or cancer treatments damage glands or organs involved in reproduction such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. The ovaries are particularly important because it is where the eggs are stored. Any damage to the ovaries can cause a decrease in the total number of eggs in both ov...

There is a potential risk of transmitting the HIV virus with ovum donation treatment

There is a potential risk of transmitting the HIV virus with ovum donation treatment

05:00 14th March 2013 | HIV

HIV Infected Person Positive HIV Test Three Months Window Screening Ovum Donor Sperm Donor Embryo Transfer HIV Virus Window Period Treatment Cycle Vitrification IVF Clinics Cryopreservation

It may take up to three months (window period) for an HIV infected person to develop a positive HIV test. This means that even though an ovum donor may screen negative at the time of embryo transfer into a recipient, there could be a risk of transmitting the HIV virus because the donor could be within this “window period”. The egg, like the sperm does not get infected with the HIV virus. Sperm is transferred with other cells that could ...

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