I went to an egg freezing cocktail party so you don’t have to…

Marketing egg freezing technology for the purpose of deferring childbearing may give women false hope and encourage women to delay childbearing

EggBanxx facebook cover image
EggBanxx cover image on Facebook…
actually, I tend to agree with them ; I did freeze when I saw this advert and their events promo…

” At an event hosted by EggBanxx, women came to drink free wine and learn about egg freezing, something their hosts were promoting as a way to stop the biological clock so they can have their babies later…

  • They were preying on women’s insecurities, kind of like the plastic surgery business…
  • These stats don’t jibe with the most recent peer-reviewed study of success rates after egg freezing. “

Read Should You Freeze Your Eggs? by Robin Marantz Henig,
on Slate, Sept. 30 2014.

… ” Marketing this technology for the purpose of deferring childbearing may give women false hope and encourage women to delay childbearing. In particular, there is concern regarding the success rates in women in the late reproductive years who may be the most interested in this application. …  Patients who wish to pursue this technology should be carefully counseled about age and clinic-specific success rates of oocyte cryopreservation vs. conceiving on her own and risks, costs, and alternatives to using this approach. ” …

More Information:
  • Mature oocyte cryopreservation: a guideline, Fertility and Sterility, January 2013.
  • Mature oocyte cryopreservation: a guideline, ASSM, January 2013.

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