The number of women considering freezing their eggs to have children later in life is on the rise, according to new research. So what do you need to know?
More and more women are turning to egg freezing as an insurance policy against infertility, according to the Jean Hailes’ 2020 National Women’s Health Survey.
The survey found more than one in three women aged 25-44 would think about egg freezing, up nearly 15 per cent from the previous year.
The finding is backed by statistics like those from the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), which reveal that in that state alone, the number of women with eggs in storage doubled in just two years.
“Women in their early 30s or even in their 20s, who haven’t got a partner and who aren’t thinking about having children in the immediate future, for them I’d say the numbers are even higher than the survey shows,” says fertility specialist Dr Lynn Burmeister.