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Fertility Preservation
Fertility preservation is one of the unavoidable tools in the field of fertility care in the present situation. There are many ways for preservation of male and female fertility. Fertility preservation will help the patients who are suffering from various types of cancer and who are under treatment or who are planning to take treatment. It will also help the couple when the male partner is absent at the time of treatment. Another added advantage of fertility preservation is, if after the first attempt patient has excess eggs or sperm, these can be utilized for future treatment without undergoing sophisticated and costly treatment. Preservation of eggs/embryos are also helpful in prevention of dreaded complication of OHSS which is a part and parcel of fertility treatment. Our cryobiology unit provides freezing of eggs as a part of female fertility preservation using the latest technology known as vitrification. Vitrification of oocytes will provide better recovery of eggs after warming them and give better pregnancy rates after ICSI using the vitrified eggs. We also provide freezing of ejaculated sperm which will help many couple in this busy schedule of life to take treatment in an appropriate time without the presence of male partner. We also have facility for freezing the testicular and epididymal sperm after recovering them surgically by PESA or TESA or TESE.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis [pgd]

1. What is pgd?

A. It is checking the chromosomes or the genes of the embryos by taking biopsy before transferring them to the wife’s uterus

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

2. Who needs to do pgd?

A.Patients with repeated implantation failure [ivf,icsi]
   Patients with repeated abortions 
   Patient with frequent genetic disease
   Patients with rare genetic disease.
   Patients with chromsomal abnormality.
   Patients with family history or a child with chromosomal abnormality

3. What are the tests that are done in pgd?

A.We check the embryos by checking the blastomere for chromosomal abnormality in their number such as trisomies , Or check the transfer of part of chromosome to another chromosome such as robertsonian or recoprocal translocation Or missing part of the chromosome. These are called structural chromosomal abnormality.
We can check all the chromsomes for structural and numerical abnormality by array cgh [comparative genomic hyberdization].

We can check single gene disorders such as :

Thalassemia gene in the embryos and transfer the non affected or carreir embryos only
There are other rare disorders that can be trnsmitted to the embryos and can be cheched bebore transferring the embryos

4. How many of these tests can be performed in our center?

A. We can perform all the tests starting from fish for sex selection ,fish forchecking nine chromosomes,array cgh, Single gene disorders whether frequent or infrequent disease.