Decision to Undergo Egg Freezing

A recent study presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, stated that women who had their eggs frozen were very pleased with their experience. A whopping 95 percent of the women surveyed said they would freeze their eggs again, while 70 percent said they wish they had done it at a younger age.

A 2012 study published in Fertility and Sterility, showed that out of 241 women who chose to undergo egg freezing, the majority planned on sharing their decision to freeze with their friends and family.

Egg banking has only recently become available commercially. In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine announced that this procedure was no longer considered experimental. Since then, there has been an increase in egg freezing for “social reasons.” Women who are single, career-driven, or not ready for baby, now have the opportunity to delay pregnancy if only for a little while.

After freezing her eggs, Sarah Elizabeth Richards, author of Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It, said that “[her] future seemed full of possibility again.” Writer Marcia C. Inhorn wrote in a CNN article that, “[egg freezing is] a technological game changer that just might allow women to defy the notion that they can’t have it all.”

These women and countless others have been satisfied with their choice to freeze their eggs. Though, it is important to remember that this procedure does not guarantee a future success. "Egg freezing is a hope. It's not a promise; it's not a guarantee," said Dr. James Grifo, program director at the New York University Fertility Center.

To  find a fertility clinic or fertility doctor that performs egg freezing, contact our Patient Care Coordinators at (855) 888-EGGS (3447), or by filling out the  Where to Freeze Eggs form.

July 22, 2013 Posted by Jenn Nixon

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