Single women freeze their eggs to avoid 'panic parenting,' study finds

ScienceDaily | 11/1/2018 | Staff
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The research also indicates that clinics need to be clearer about the likelihood of having a baby with these eggs in the future.

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.

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 that they found the process emotionally difficult as they fundamentally did not want to be freezing their eggs. Instead, they would have preferred to have been pursuing motherhood with a committed partner.

Information - Women - Eggs

Worryingly, the information available to women considering freezing their eggs was found to be inadequate. Nearly...
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