Enormous Response to CHR’s JAMA Article on Fresh vs Cryopreserved Eggs

Scores of international media outlets seized on a recent article by CHR researchers published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

The JAMA article concerns success rates of IVF cycles using frozen donor eggs versus fresh donor eggs. It was researched and written by CHR’s Vitaly A. Kushnir, MD; David H. Barad, MD, MS; David F. Albertini, PhD; Sarah K. Darmon, PhD; and Medical Director and Chief Scientist Norbert Gleicher, MD.

There are too many news outlets covering the paper to list, but a few include Time.com, the LA Times, the Washington Post, US News and World Report, United Press International news wire service, the UK’s Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and countless more.

The findings in the study has implications on patients considering the use of frozen donor eggs, as well as women thinking about freezing their own eggs for fertility preservation. CHR fully informs patients about pros and cons of using fresh or frozen donor eggs, including the expected pregnancy rates from each option. Dr. Gleicher explains further in these videos.

In this video, Dr. Kushnir explains how different pregnancy chances from fresh and frozen eggs affect decisions about egg freezing, such as how many eggs a woman should freeze, in order to have a good chance of having a baby in the future.

Norbert Gleicher, MD, leads CHR’s clinical and research efforts as Medical Director and Chief Scientist. A world-renowned reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and lectured globally while keeping an active clinical career focused on ovarian aging, immunological issues and other difficult cases of infertility.