Are frozen embryos not as effective or safe as fresh embryos?
MYTH: Frozen embryos are not as effective or safe as fresh embryos
FACT: This is inaccurate as patients who use frozen embryos have equal chances of success as those who use fresh embryos.
The most important point to keep in mind is that the quality of embryo frozen depends on factors like age of the couple, quality of the gametes, etc.
Vitrification is a process that allows quick freezing of the embryos/eggs, thereby preserving their original quality. Women who plan to postpone pregnancy for social or medical reasons are recommended to freeze their eggs if they would like the maximum chances of success with IVF using their own eggs later in life.