Facts about Elective Egg Freezing
With the ever increasing popularity of egg freezing, Time researched the procedure and found a few key takeaways:
- Fertility preservation is most popular among business minded women, who want to get established in their careers and start families later in life.
- Egg freezing has grown dramatically in the past several years. In 2009, the number of women who froze their eggs is estimated to be about 500. This number increased in 2013 to roughly 5,000. In 2018, it is projected that 76 thousand women will undergo join the egg freezing movement.
- There has been an increase in interest ever since companies such as Facebook and Apple began covering the procedure under health insurance plans.
- The typical treatment at a fertility center involves hormone medications, approved and prescribed by the fertility center, for a couple of weeks. Then you will return for a procedure to retrieve eggs and begin the freezing procedure.