The state of "freeze-for-all" in human ARTs

Basile, N, Garcia-Velasco, J A,
J Assist Reprod Genet. Dec. 2016 doi: 10.1007/s10815-016-0799-9


The recent development of vitrification technologies and the good outcomes obtained in assisted reproduction technologies have supported new indications for freezing and segmentation of treatment. Beyond OHSS prevention and avoidance of embryo transfers in the setting of an adverse endocrinological profile or endometrial cavity, we have witnessed a trend to shift fresh embryo transfers to frozen embryo transfers in many programs. We critically review the available evidence and suggest that freeze-all is not "for all," but should be individualized.