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Best Practices in IVF Nursing Egg banking: Advances in cryopreservation increase availability of donor eggs, enhance reproductive options for women

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Human sperm banking is an accepted and readily available method of gamete cryopreservation for those who desire it and has been an option since the mid-1950s.1 The first successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) birth occurred in 1978,2 followed in 1984 by a birth from a cryopreserved embryo.3 Freezing of surplus embryos is an important adjunct to IVF in most countries, bringing tens of thousands of healthy babies into the world.

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