How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Freeze your Eggs
“The benefits of egg freezing can be life-changing, but many women feel uneasy taking such a significant personal and financial step without first discussing it with their parents—the prospect of which can be as daunting as the procedure itself.
Like the “sex talk” of our childhoods, chatting with your parents about freezing your eggs is likely to bring up uncomfortable questions about your body, your romantic life, your insecurities, and your future. (And, of course, your finances, given that one round of egg freezing costs at least$10,000.) This time, however, you’ll be the one explaining the birds and bees … of oocyte retrieval and cryopreservation!”
Extend Fertility CEO Christy Jones is quoted in this article:
There’s an outdated stigma attached to egg freezing that it’s an admission of failure, says Christy Jones, founder of Extend Fertility, a company that helps connect women with egg freezing clinics around the country—a perception that it’s is only done by women whose lives haven’t worked out the way they hoped.
When it first became an option, elective egg freezing was predominantly pursued by women in their late thirties and forties. “They were doing it under duress,” says Jones. “They didn’t have any other options. …” Click here to read full article.