Egg FreezingFood For Thought

Calculating The Odds

By October 4, 2019 No Comments

A banker who disdained regretting was calculating her odds carefully. Freezing my eggs?? Going against nature?? Why would I spend that much money?

What are the success rates? What are the risks? How many days of leave does it require? Her research went on a few more weeks on and off, extracting inconsistent and confusing information here and there. Besides, it still was considered to be a newish medical technology that had produced insufficient data to perfectionists and it’s dubbed as an elective egg freezing.

Thinking back I wasn’t forward-looking. Cancer patients and those with premature ovarian failure have been able to preserve their fertility with egg freezing. With the rapid decline of fertility with age, the proactive management of one’s fertility thru egg freezing is now becoming an important option of preventive medicine. It’s on par with mammograms and cervical screening. Pap smear tests are not considered to be elective, aren’t they?
I am a believer that everything happens for a reason.

But when it comes to my health and body, I’ll consider anything that helps to improve my conditions and use medicine or surgery or even urban methods if necessary. But why egg freezing, which is a part of IVF that has already helped millions of women to make their dream come true, is still taken as ‘going against nature‘ or ‘elective or social‘?

I am committed to raise fertility awareness and improve women’s healthcare and change this perception.

If you’ve read this far and you’re in a dilemma about egg freezing, I would like to invite you to join me for a coffee talk about your worries or concerns. Email me at contact@freedomedge.co and I will take it from there.

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