Social Egg Freezing, All You Should Know

Social Egg Freezing, All You Should Know

 

Social egg freezing less commonly known as non-medical egg freezing is being increasingly seen as a secure way of delaying childbearing by more and more women, especially in the US. But is it safe for all women? Who should be opting for it? What do the specialists think about it? In late 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) lifted their “experimental” label for egg freezing, but both cautioned against egg freezing, owing to limited data on safety, efficacy and emotional risks involved. We are talking to reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh and sociologist Dr. Kylie Baldwin to know the current status of social egg freezing in the United States and United Kingdom along with egg freezing perspective by Valerie Landis of Eggsperience and Shalene Petricek of Nest Egg Fertility.

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Talk Recorded on Jan. 19, 2017, 5 p.m.   EST 710 21

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  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 7:36 p.m.  US/Eastern

    Hi Panel - It's Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, author of In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family. www.inherownsweettime.com. I also edit the newsletter The ART and Science of Family. Can you please discuss how egg freezing will become more affordable ?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 5:22 p.m.  US/Eastern

    I read an article recently that mentioned that young women (including college students) do NOT appreciate the physiology behind "aging" of eggs. Many think that when they reach their late 30's and wish to have children, all they have to do is to take some "magic pill" and everything will be great. Is this really true?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 6:36 a.m.  US/Eastern

    How long can the eggs stay frozen? What's a good percentage of egg thaw survival?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 12:45 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Are more lesbians and married women freezing now?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 12:45 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Should I spend the money to freeze if I'm not sure I even want kids?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 12:44 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Do you think women use egg freezing to put off having kids indefinitely?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 12:43 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Does egg freezing help your dating life? How do you tell a guy you've frozen?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 19, 2017, 12:41 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Do women regret egg freezing if those eggs don't work later on?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 18, 2017, 2:38 p.m.  US/Eastern

    What do you think would be the ideal age for a woman with no health problems to freeze her eggs? Would you recommend young women first getting some tests (like an Ovarian Reserve Test) and determining how fertile they are/how many eggs they have before recommending a certain age for egg freezing?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 18, 2017, 2:37 p.m.  US/Eastern

    Can you talk about the success rates for IVF with frozen eggs for different age groups? Because the stats I've read suggest that the success rates for women who are 35+ are low. And given how expensive the process is, that's a serious consideration.

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 2:57 p.m.  US/Eastern

    For those that have gone through it, what is the most challenging, toughest part of the egg freezing process?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 2:39 p.m.  US/Eastern

    What do you plan to do if you don't end up using all the eggs you freeze?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 2:28 p.m.  US/Eastern

    What happens if your eggs are mishandled or misplaced? This is what happened to me. It was like flushing $12,000 and a ton of heartache down the drain.

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 1:01 p.m.  US/Eastern

    How do you anticipate awareness of social freezing be raised? Do you think a raised awareness will equal increased accessibility? How do we ensure the two can happen near simultaneously? WIll prices be reduced? Do you think we will see egg freezing offered in more employee insurance packages? Thanks!

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 2:13 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Can you address some of the social stigmas around egg freezing and why more women aren't considering this option. What are the top factors that keep women from freezing their eggs?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 12:07 a.m.  US/Eastern

    How long can eggs be stored?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 12:06 a.m.  US/Eastern

    Where should I store my eggs?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 12:05 a.m.  US/Eastern

    If I need/have to use my eggs, how do I find a good IVF clinic that will give my eggs the best chance?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 12:03 a.m.  US/Eastern

    How many eggs should I freeze?

  • Anonymous User Jan. 17, 2017, 12:02 a.m.  US/Eastern

    What criteria should I look for in finding the best source for freezing my eggs? I worry about using a clinic that can freeze eggs but have no data on results for warming the eggs.

  • Anonymous User Jan. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m.  US/Eastern

    What is the best age to freeze your eggs? Is there a cut off age on egg freezing?