In early days women freezed their eggs because they were undergoing medical treatment like chemotherapy or had medical conditions which reduced their fertility. With changing priorities in life, more focus on career and late marriages and with understanding of the difficulties in becoming pregnant with increase in age and complications associated with it, more and more women are now opting for ‘Freezing Eggs’.
What is ‘Egg Freezing’?
First human birth from Egg freezing or oocyte cryopreservation was reported in 1986. It is a process in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen and stored as a method to preserve reproductive potential in women of reproductive age.