Lawsuit claims price guidelines used by fertility clinics artificially suppress the amount women can get for their eggs.
It’s expensive, frustrating and can be traumatic. As more and more women make the choice to freeze their eggs, do they know exactly what they’re getting into?
I don’t want to surrender to a lottery. But will I regret not playing?
As women age, the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities climbs, and with it, the risk of miscarriage, birth defects or disorders that makes conceiving more difficult. Egg freezing is seen by some as a way to stop the biological clock, expand reproductive options and preserve the younger, possibly healthier eggs. And for many women looking to extend their childbearing years, it has has become an increasingly attractive option.
A society in which young women routinely freeze their eggs could develop very different attitudes about children and the arc of a human life.
"The technology that enables today’s sperm banks was developed in the 1950s," Northeastern's Swanson writes. "What has changed in the intervening half century is the legal, social, and political context for using frozen semen, not human biology."
Amid all the talk of 'leaning in' and 'having it all,' we've ignored the most powerful gender-equalizer.
Our highly trained and compassionate staff provides a variety of services from assistance with donor selection, to genetic counseling, to private storage for semen, eggs, and embryos.
We are continually working to advance the science of egg freezing. The research we conduct at our facility in Santa Monica and with Academic institutions such as Oxford University in the United Kingdom Research is directly applied to our practice at EFC.
The purpose of the Society is to promote scientific research in low temperature biology, to improve scientific understanding in this field, and to disseminate and apply this knowledge to the benefit of mankind.