Egg Freezing becomes a no-cost, free option for Apple and Facebook female employees

Two Silicon Valley giants now offer women a game-changing perk:
Apple and Facebook will pay for employees to freeze their eggs

Apple and Facebook are offering their female employees the option to freeze their eggs.

The Silicon Valley companies are now offering up to $20,000 (£12,600) to help their women employees undergo the egg-freezing process and allow them to focus on building their careers! The two firms appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons.

But what is the real price to this? Of course, there is no guarantee that it will eventually lead to a pregnancy. This 183 patients survey reported that overall, only 20% reported a successful conception after oocyte cryopreservation

Sources and more information:

  • What Apple and Facebook Don’t Know About Egg Freezing, pbs, October 15, 2014.
  • I didn’t freeze my eggs because my body is not a farm, and I am not a source of harvest, The Independent, 16 October 2014.
  • Apple and Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, The Telegraph, 14 Oct 2014.
  • Perk Up: Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs, NBC News, October 14th 2014.
  • Egg Freezing as a Work Benefit? Some Women See Darker Message, NYTimes, OCT. 14, 2014.
  • Using Egg Freezing to Extend the Biological Clock: Fertility Insurance or False Hope?, law.harvard.edu, 2014.08.
  • What do reproductive-age women who undergo oocyte cryopreservation think about the process as a means to preserve fertility?, Fertility and Sterility, November 2013.

Have your say ! Share your views