When is egg retrieval required?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 11/10/2016

Follicle puncture is done only when retrieving the eggs from the ovary is needed, either for in vitro fertilization with own or donated eggs. It is also done for fertility preservation, as it involves obtaining and freezing the eggs for later use.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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