Egg freezing

Egg freezing is a way of trying to preserve your fertility so you can attempt a pregnancy with IVF treatment in future. Egg freezing and thawing are increasing in Victoria, but the number of women using these services is still small.

In 2017-18, 10 per cent of egg retrieval procedures in Victoria involved eggs being frozen. But use of frozen eggs was uncommon. In 2017-18, less than one per cent of IVF cycles in Victoria involved the use of a woman’s own thawed eggs. The most recent available birth data shows that in 2016-17, 14 babies were born following the use of a woman’s own thawed eggs.

Eggsurance: False hope or sensible fertility planning?