Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Egg-Freezing But Were Too Afraid To Ask
It’s 2019 and women want choices. Whether that applies to our careers, healthcare, relationships or fertility, we want to be able to choose what we do and when we do it, while staying true to our ethos and best selves.
Speaking of, the question of when and how to have a family is an interesting one. No matter how far we have come as a species and how many self-driving cars we build, the limitations of our biology are still glaringly unresolved, especially for women.
With more and more women openly discussing their fertility troubles and films about the difficulties of trying to get pregnant like Private Life, it feels that by now, there should be a solution that affords women the ability to choose well into their 40s.
This is where egg freezing enters the picture and it promises to be just the solution we’ve been waiting for. There are many reasons why a woman might want to freeze her eggs–whether she doesn’t feel quite ready to be a parent, or is already a parent of one (or two) who doesn’t feel quite ready for a second or third child just yet.
It is also a great option for women who suffer from health conditions that might affect fertility like endometriosis, and for couples with genetic red blood cell incompatibilities like thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, it can be one of the only options.
While egg freezing checks many of the boxes when it comes to infertility, it’s incredibly expensive and only accessible to an elite few. Also, do we really know anything about the egg-freezing process and does the procedure actually work? What is behind the high cost?
Here are the answers to all of your unanswered egg freezing questions.