Most single women freeze their eggs to avoid 'panic parenting'

Mail Online | 10/31/2018 | Peter Lloyd for MailOnline
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Most single women freeze their eggs to avoid having a child with 'Mr Wrong' - not for medical reasons, research suggests.

The data - published in the Human Fertility journal - revealed that the most common motivator is a desire to avoid 'panic parenting'.

Scientists - Clinics - Likelihood - Women - Babies

However, scientists warned clinics need to be clearer about the likelihood of these women having babies with defrosted eggs.

The study marks one of the first times that researchers have analysed the driving forces behind the process of women freezing their eggs.

Dr - Kylie - Baldwin - Professor - Lorraine

Dr Kylie Baldwin and Professor Lorraine Culley, of the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University, interviewed 31 women who had frozen their eggs for 'social' reasons.

The participants, 84 per cent of whom were single, were asked why they had chosen to do this, how they found the experience, and what information they were provided about the probability of eventually achieving a live birth with frozen eggs.

Majority - Lack - Partner - Partner - Reason

For the majority, the lack of a partner or having a partner unwilling to commit to fatherhood was the most common reason for egg freezing.

Some described the process as something of an 'end in itself', providing them with more 'breathing time', and taking the pressure off the search for a suitable partner.

Eggs - Desire - Partner

Many described how they hoped to never need to use their frozen eggs and instead expressed a desire to conceive naturally with a future partner.

Several also reported the process was emotionally difficult for them because they fundamentally did not want to be freezing...
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