ABSTRACT

Oocyte cryopreservation entails important potential advantages for humanIVF, offering a less ethically disputable alternative to embryo cryopreservation,simplifying and making safer oocyte donation, and giving an opportunity forfertility preservation to women at risk of premature ovarian failure as an effectof genetic factors or chemo- or radiother

chapter 2|13 pages

- Principles of Cryopreservation

ByDavid E. Pegg

chapter 3|11 pages

- The Rational Basis for Controlled Rate Slow Cooling

ByBarry Fuller, Sharon Paynter

chapter 4|26 pages

Fundamentals and Current Practice of Vitrifi cation

ByLilia L. Kuleshova

chapter 6|12 pages

- The Natural Life Cycle of the Mammalian Oocyte

ByDavid F. Albertini, S. Darlene Limback

chapter 7|9 pages

- Essential Features of the Mature Oocyte

ByUrsula Eichenlaub-Ritter

chapter 8|12 pages

- Expression of Functional Aquaporins in Oocytes and Embryos and the Impact on Cryopreservation

ByFrançois Chauvigné, Joan Cerdà

chapter 9|12 pages

- Oocyte Storage at Different Developmental Stages

ByMafalda Rato, Carlos E. Plancha

chapter 10|14 pages

- Oocyte Cryopreservation in the Mouse

ByMaureen J. Wood

chapter 11|9 pages

- Oocyte Storage in Domestic Species

ByGábor Vajta, Jason Conceicao, John Yovich

chapter 13|12 pages

- Cryopreservation and the Cytoskeleton of the Human Oocyte

ByGiovanni Coticchio, Maria Antonietta Bonu

chapter 14|10 pages

- Non-Invasive Assessment of Cryopreserved Oocytes Through Polarized Light Microscopy

ByMarkus Montag, Maria Köster, Benjamin Rösing, Katrin van der Ven, Hans van der Ven

chapter 15|14 pages

Impact of Cryopreservation on Oocyte Physiology, Metabolism and the Proteome

ByMark G. Larman, David K. Gardner

chapter 18|12 pages

Factors Infl uencing the Clinical Effi ciency of Oocyte Cryopreservation

ByDebra A. Gook, David H. Edgar

chapter 19|14 pages

The Early and Recent History of Oocyte Cryopreservation in Human IVF

ByEleonora Porcu, Leonardo Notarangelo, Antonia Bazzocchi, Chiara Landolfo, Stefano Venturoli

chapter 20|11 pages

- Success Rates from Oocyte Cryopreservation

ByAndrea Borini, Maria Antonietta Bonu

chapter 21|10 pages

Clinical Evidence of Oocyte Vitrifi cation

ByRi-Cheng Chian, Yin-Xia Cao

chapter 22|12 pages

- Oocyte Storage for Fertility Preservation Before Radio- and Chemotherapy

ByMichael von Wolff

chapter 23|10 pages

The Impact of Oocyte Storage in Oocyte Donation Treatments

ByAna Cobo, José Remohí

chapter 24|12 pages

The Health of Children from Cryopreserved Oocytes and Embryos

ByAudrey Soo, Alastair Sutcliffe

chapter 25|6 pages

- The Ethics of Fertility Preservation

ByCarlo Flamigni