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25 May 2012


How Eggs Are Different From Frozen Waffles

In this article from Psychology Today, Princeton University researcher Talya Miron-Shatz, Ph.D. warns that freezing eggs does not mean that women and their well-meaning relatives guarantee themselves a child (or grandchildren).

The NY Times recently published an article titled: “So Eager for Grandchildren, They’re Paying the Egg-Freezing Clinic,” describing a recent phenomenon, where women, mostly above the age of 35, freeze eggs, hoping to use them to conceive in the future. Entourages of women and their parents show up at clinics, with the hope of stopping the biological clocks of yet unwed daughters. Yet to what degree are these hopes justified?