Better Quality of Life For a Woman

January 28th, 2011 healthwiki

It is 21st century when people in this world have brought many dreams become the reality. We all demand for an improved quality of life. As a woman you have the right to preserve your fertility before you loose it. A woman needs to know available options are there for them, they just need to find it.

Cancer is not rare in younger women now-a-days. The necessary treatment for most of the common cancer types occurring in younger women implies either removal of the reproductive organs or cytotoxic treatment. Therefore, they will be loosing their capability to procreate partially or definitively.

Educated working women have been delaying initiation of childbearing to later in life; therefore they may need to seek help in preserving their fertility. Indeed, because of proliferation of techniques to preserve fertility the number of options is increasing day by day. Some established procedures include embryo freezing and oocyte freezing. Some are still experimental, such as ovarian cortex freezing, ovarian slice freezing, whole ovary freezing.

Egg freezing also called vitrification and embryo freezing are rapidly advancing, breakthrough technology useful to preserve fertility in certain circumstances causing infertility.

Because of variations in types of cancer, dose of chemotherapy, time available before the onset of treatment, patient’s age and the partner’s status, each case is unique and requires a

different strategy of fertility preservation. Furthermore, embryo freezing is impossible to an unmarried woman in Bangladesh, so egg freezing could be an option. Worldwide egg freezing has been revolutionised by the method of vitrification in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen and stored. Later, when she wishes to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. So you can restore personal autonomy before you loose your chance.

Dr Fatima Momtaz

Filed under: Women's Health


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