True. It is possible that you are currently taking hormonal contraceptive measures, such as contraceptive pills, the vaginal ring, contraceptive patches or the IUD: there is no need to worry. If you are thinking of going ahead with egg freezing treatment you can rest assured, because it is perfectly compatible with the use of contraceptive measures.
In the event that you are taking oral hormonal contraceptives like the pill, or even wear a vaginal ring or contraceptive patch, you will start the egg stimulation treatment in the week of rest, when you usually have your period. Once the treatment is completed, following follicular aspiration and with your eggs retrieved and frozen, you will be able to go back to taking contraceptives with total normality.
If you are wearing the IUD you will also be able to start the ovarian stimulation treatment, but first you’ll have to extract it. When you come for your first visit, a gynaecologist will clear up all your doubts.
Bear in mind that while you are undergoing ovarian stimulation treatment you will be without the contraceptive method you usually use, and for this reason you will have to resort to using condoms when you have sexual intercourse in order to prevent pregnancy. Once the egg freezing treatment is completed, you will be able to resume the use of contraceptives as normal.
Continuing treatment to preserve fertility is perfectly compatible with egg freezing. You will be able to start your ovarian stimulation treatment if you take contraceptives. In any case, when you have your first visit with a gynaecologist, you will be able to bring up all your doubts.