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Youngtimers Ask the Expert

Egg/Sperm Freezing - Fertility preservation for hereditary dementias

A conversation with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli.

There are many reasons young adults with a history of a hereditary dementia may be interested in pursuing assisted reproductive technologies, such as gamete cryopreservation (commonly known as egg or sperm freezing). Some may be worried about passing on the mutation to their children. Some may be worried about holding off on family planning in order to participate in a clinical trial. For whatever the reason, fertility preservation through gamete cryopreservation may be a great option to pursue or learn about for the early onset familial Alzheimer's disease community.


In this video, we discuss the ins and outs of gamete cryopreservation with Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli from the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine Fertility. Asking critical questions for those interested in learning about their reproductive options: What is gamete cryopreservation? How long does it take? What does it involve? Is there a right age or time to do this? Is it better to freeze eggs or embryos?

To get in touch with our expert, Dr. Laxmi Kondapalli.

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