Are You Going to the Egg Freezing Party?

November 17, 2014 5:34 PM

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Egg freezing parties are becoming the new thing for women. Especially since two of the largest technology companies in the U.S., Facebook and Apple, are now paying for their female clients to freeze their eggs -- egg freezing is the new after work cocktail conversation. Just this week, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article highlighting these trendy freeze-your-eggs soirees. As I inferred in my latest HuffPost blog, which was also in response to the booming egg freezing conversation, I am thrilled, dare I say excited, that the fertility conversation is moving to front and center, as it is a very important topic. However, as a practitioner that has helped hundreds of women conceive, I am really apprehensive that egg freezing is being positioned as the "answer" to our current infertility epidemic.

1. Age is NOT our biggest factor when dealing with fertility challenges, yet egg freezing translates to younger woman as a mechanism to buy time.

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