How Freezing Embryos Plays A Crucial Role In IVF

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How Freezing Embryos Plays A Crucial Role In IVF

The practice of freezing embryos as part of in vitro fertilization (IVF) was thrown into chaos in Alabama this year, when the state supreme court ruled that such embryos should be considered children, exposing clinics to wrongful death claims in the event they are destroyed in the thawing process.

In 2021, more than 80% of U.S. IVF procedures involved the transfer of frozen embryos, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Undermining use of frozen embryos in IVF would introduce many uncertainties, delays and possible additional expenses, according to fertility experts. Here is what you need to know about the process and its benefits

Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/how-freezing-embryos-plays-crucial-role-ivf-2024-04-19/