The procedure was expensive, and not very effective. But now that different techniques for freezing and storing eggs have been developed, and the cost has been reduced gradually, more women are making use of this possibility. Did you know that egg freezing has been practiced for nearly 20 years already? But as technology is advancing, there are fewer risks associated with this procedure and higher chances that frozen eggs will eventually turn into healthy babies.
A new study published in the Fertility and Sterility journal shows that the procedure using frozen eggs is successful 39 percent of the case. Freezing your eggs will set you back $10,000 to 12,000, with additional costs for storage and IVF when you decide to use them. Women needing chemotherapy for cancer might especially benefit from egg freezing, and could even have part of the cost reimbursed by instance companies. What do you think? Would you freeze your eggs? In what circumstances might you consider freezing your eggs, and what do you think about the cost involved?