By The Cut
September 17, 2017
Monica Halem calls it the “fertility train.” Every woman who embarks on a cycle of in vitro fertilization is familiar with the ride: the multiple cycles of hormonal stimulation, the pain of the injections, the discomfort and the bloating; then the delicate harvest of eggs to be fertilized outside the body, and the anxious wait for genetic testing on the embryos to make sure they have the right number of chromosomes before they are transferred back; and then, if all of the embryo tests come back abnormal, or the embryos don’t implant, or the pregnancy ends prematurely in miscarriage, the process starts all over again.
By The Sun
September 15, 2017
My career was going great and I simply hadn’t yet met a partner who I wanted to start a family with.
As any woman reaching their mid-30s will know, it’s like hopping off the train at baby central.
You reach a point where it seems like pretty much everyone around you is having little ones.
September 8, 2017
I think perhaps some women see egg freezing as admitting defeat - admitting that they haven’t managed to do it the natural way
A scientist has told how she is not ashamed she has frozen her eggs – and urges women in their 30s to consider taking the same step.
Dr Emily Grossman said egg freezing is allowing her to ‘sidestep her biological clock’ and give her a chance of motherhood when she is ready.
September 12, 2017
New Delhi: Human oocyte cryopreservation or egg freezing is an experimental technique in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored.
Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos.
August 2, 2017
I can control everything in my life and I am happy with my independence.
In China, there is a growing rank of unmarried women who are choosing to freeze their eggs overseas. These women are educated, middle class and often opt for a single life. They are the hallmarks of fast-changing Chinese society. But Chinese laws have not caught up, as the BBC's Grace Tsoi reports.
The rise of "singledom" is a worldwide trend and China is no exception. China replaced its one-child policy with a universal two-child policy in 2015, but it is also witnessing the rise of a female workforce that wants to focus on their careers and postpone starting a family.