Does oocyte cryopreservation have a future in Hungary?

Janos Konc, Katalin Kanyo, S. Cseh

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Abstract

The Committee of Human Reproduction established by the Hungarian Ministry of Health is currently working on a proposition that has the intention to ban oocyte cryopreservation in Hungary temporarily. According to the notion of the committee, oocyte cryopreservation and the utilization of frozen oocytes entail enormous risks for future generations. They argue that the safety of the method is unproven. Consequently, their standpoint maintains that cryopreservation invariably remains a grave risk factor with regards to the genetic material of the oocyte by significantly increasing the risk to the offspring. Therefore, the Committee is requesting additional animal experiments to clarify the probability of permanent lesions to the spindle and alterations to the genetic material. According to their point of view, the suspension of the method is further justified since the efficiency of the procedure has yet not reached the level required for clinical adaptation. With the proposed forthcoming step, this commentary takes the opportunity to make critical comments and clarify necessary questions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2586
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalReproductive BioMedicine Online
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Cryopreservation
  • Legislation
  • Oocyte
  • Slow cooling
  • Virification

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Does oocyte cryopreservation have a future in Hungary? / Konc, Janos; Kanyo, Katalin; Cseh, S.

In: Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2586, 01.2007, p. 11-13.

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Konc, Janos ; Kanyo, Katalin ; Cseh, S. / Does oocyte cryopreservation have a future in Hungary?. In: Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 2007 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 11-13.
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