Social egg freezing: risk, benefits and other considerations

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Family physicians have an important role in advising women about the benefits and risks of egg freezing, argues an analysis in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Doctors are being warned not to encourage young women to freeze their eggs as a way to avoid “future regret,” says a just-published article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that argues egg freezing risks perpetuating expectations that being a mother is central to being a woman.
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Sources and more information

  • Social egg freezing: risk, benefits and other considerations, cmaj, April 13, 2015.
  • Family doctors important in advising young women on egg freezing for future fertility, eurekalert, 13-APR-2015.
  • Doctors warned not to encourage young women to freeze their eggs in new medical journal article, nationalpost, April 14, 2015.
  • Egg freezing not a fertility panacea, Metro Canada, April 14, 2015.
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