Whitney Bischoff who was proposed to on national television on “The Bachelor” talks about her personal decision to freeze her eggs. She froze her eggs when she was 27, and calls the move “an insurance policy.” “Well, I mean, the hope is that you don’t have to use them. You know?” she said. “I mean, that’s the whole point of an insurance policy. You don’t ever want to have to use it. But if you need it, that’s when, it’s there.” Read ‘Bachelor’ Fiancee Whitney Bischoff Reveals She Froze Her Eggs (ABC News).
The city of Urayasu in Japan is now offering to help pay for local women to freeze and store their eggs for future use. Urayasu Oocyte Cryopreservation Program’s purpose is to increase the birthrate and support future pregnancies by cryopreserving the eggs of residents between the ages of 20 and 35. Read “Japanese City Will Pay for Women To Freeze Their Eggs” in GOOD by Mark Hay.
“Three weeks after the retrieval, a friend set me up with Aaron: a smart, gorgeous, half-Israeli, 36-year-old single father. We’ve been dating for eight months, and recently spoke of our wish to have kids. I was relieved I could tell him, “Don’t worry, I’m in no rush because I recently froze time.”
Read “Freeze My Eggs-Please!” in which Susie Kanter shares her personal experience freezing her eggs and how egg freezing gives many a chance at motherhood.
-Susie Kantar has been published in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is currently working on a memoir.
Women in their 30s and 40s exhibit a mix of wishful thinking and woeful ignorance when it comes to their fertility. Why?
“A 42-year-old single friend tells me she is thinking of freezing her eggs. I nod with a tight, fake smile. I’m torn: on the one hand, I know how tough everything to do with fertility is because my husband and I have been trying to have a baby since we got married three and a half years ago when I was 41 and he was 45. On the other hand, going through this, and writing about it for The New York Times Motherlode blog, I’ve amassed a vast trove of information about in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg-freezing and women’s fertility…….” READ FULL ARTICLE
Extend Fertility CEO & Founder, Christy Jones, discusses the original inspiration for starting Extend Fertility and it’s mission. Watch her interview which is featured in Harvard Business School’s Making A Difference Collection. Watch here.
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Extend Fertility, CEO, Christy Jones weighs in on Facebook and Apple’s move to pay for female employees to have their eggs. “The great news is it brings more choice to women……this is the next frontier of offering women more choices……I think it’s really wonderful that these companies are so forward looking.” Watch here.
Apple and Facebook offer women a game-changing perk as they will pay for women to freeze their eggs. “The attitude toward egg freezing is very different,” and more positive, than just a few years ago, said Christy Jones, founder of Extend Fertility, a company that offers and promotes egg freezing across the country. Women are making the proactive decision to freeze their eggs at a younger age, and the choice is “more one of empowerment than ‘this is my last chance.'” Read more here.