John Jain, fertility doctor from Los Angeles, explaines the method and consequences, benefits and threats. Listen to him to form your own opinion:
"So, egg freezing offers the opportunity to delay fertility until later in life and benefit from a younger egg. I think there is some emotional and personal benefit to allow women to move on with their lives, at least temporarily, from the baby making question. They learn about their fertility, I think that's one of the most important benefits. Even just talking to the doctor about it probably allows them to understand their fertility better. Those are the main benefits, the downsides are quite limited. It's not dangerous, it doesn't affect future fertility but, the cost is high. So, if one lowers or eliminates that one barrier I think we have a very positive track forward.
As a woman ages, the egg which has been in her body since she was a baby ages and leads to chromosomally abnormal embryos and as a result of those chromosomally abnormal embryos there's a less healthy birth. So, women have to think about or at least consider their fertility early in their thirties if they want to maximize the chance of success.
Reproduction should not be a taboo topic. Women should embrace it and address it openly and get the best information. For me, it's all about educating patients, they have to make the ultimate choice by themselves but if financial barriers limit their choices it's a good thing to knock those down. I think it's a very positive move on behalf of these corporate giants and I hope others follow."
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