Egg Freezing Becoming Increasingly Popular
With the number of eggs (and their quality) decreasing as women age, egg freezing has become a popular option.
Time recently studied egg freezing procedures for six months and discovered some interesting facts:
- 500 women chose to freeze their eggs in 2009; four years later, nearly 5000 women elected for the procedure.
- Egg freezing is particularly popular with professional-minded women. They likely want to focus on their careers when they are younger and delay starting a family.
- Doctors have found that their patients are showing more interest in egg freezing since companies like Apple and Facebook decided to cover the procedure as part of their health insurance.
- In 2012, a new “quick-freeze vitrification method” has improved success rates of babies being born from a frozen egg.
At IVF FLORIDA, our reproductive specialists understand the many reasons for wanting to freeze eggs, and have developed fertility preservation packages to meet your needs. Schedule an appointment at one of our South Florida fertility clinics to get started.