Preservation of Fertility

What is Preservation of Female Fertility?

Egg Vitrification makes it possible for women to freeze eggs to be fertilised in the future, whether for social/personal or medical reasons. For women with cancer, this treatment is the best way to preserve their fertility prior to undergoing cancer treatment. The age and quality of the eggs will always be the same as when they were originally frozen.

Vitrification is an ultra rapid freezing procedure during which the eggs are exposed to a sudden drop in temperature from 23ºC to minus 196ºC. The complete process begins with hormone stimulation to retrieve eggs from the female’s ovaries for the purpose of vitrifying them in the laboratory and keeping them stored in an authorised bank with the guarantees of confidentiality, security and proper identification.

When is it indicated?

  • Women with cancer prior to undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy or ovary removal surgery.
  • Healthy women who wish to postpone motherhood for personal reasons.
  • Women undergoing IVF who don’t want to freeze extra embryos but prefer to freeze their eggs and use them at a later point in time.


The procedure to freeze eggs is very similar to the procedure for In Vitro Fertilisation treatment. The only difference is that, following retrieval from the ovaries, the eggs will not be fertilised but rather frozen and put into storage.

The eggs will remain stored in appropriate banks with liquid nitrogen with the guarantees of confidentiality, security and proper identification indefinitely until the patient decides she wants to use them.

Preservation of Fertility in Malaga, Spain

We recommend that you come to Malaga for the first appointment. This consultation is completely cost-free. Your doctor will perform a thorough examination including a review of your medical history, tests and reports. If we have all the information we need we will make an initial assessment of your case and start to plan your assisted reproduction treatment.

If you cannot travel to the first appointment we can hold it over Skype. This remote consultation is also cost-free and allows you to speak directly with the doctor, explain your case and ask us any questions.

First appointment:

In-person / Skype

1st consultation cost:


Minimum stay for treatment:

10 – 12 days

Maximum stay for treatment:

16 days

Book your first appointment FREE OF CHARGE

In order to request a visit with URE Centro Gutenberg you need to complete the following form. If you prefer, you can also make an appointment by calling us at (+34) 952 122 565. Remember that your first visit is COMPLETELY FREE.

In accordance with that established by current regulations on Personal Data Protection, we inform you that your personal data will be used by CENTRO GUTENBERG REPRODUCTION LABORATORY, S.L., which is responsible for handling this data in order to manage the information requests received through web forms and social networks. Likewise, we inform you that your data will not be disclosed to third parties, except in the event of a legal obligation or if we have your express consent.

You are entitled to obtain confirmation about whether we are using your personal data, and are thus entitled to access your personal data, rectify inaccurate data or request its elimination if the data is no longer necessary; you are also entitled to exercise all other rights under the regulation, as explained in the additional information. You may exercise the indicated rights in accordance with the terms established by current regulations by contacting in writing CENTRO GUTENBERG REPRODUCTION LABORATORY, S.L., C/ Gutenberg, nº 5, 29016 MÁLAGA (SPAIN), E mail: administració Additionally, you may request additional, detailed information regarding our data protection policy via the same contact information. You may consult our additional information by clicking here