Social Freezing. Career or children? Yes!

Career or children? This question arises every person in the course of life, in a man traditionally less (although recently more frequently, see trend towards single father ), women generally more often, even if without urgency of today’s report. In the era of the promotional hungry ego individualism, on the barometer stands on career advantage, supported by a generation, says Dr Richard Shapiro,” which has never given a thought to marriage or having children.” Due to recent technological advances there may be a solution though.

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A possibility of children is not completely excluded from him, but if so maybe later. In fact, much later. According to the Mirror quoted survey of women found that the “ideal” age for 43.4 years. Which is of course far from ideal.

The problems of this are manifold. The highest fertility of the female egg is at the age of 25 at the zenith and then gradually drops off. The biological clock has its expiry date, and also sometimes come premature menopause. Social factors play with, children are considered career breakers, relationships go into fractures, the single life dominated, many women say that they have to have the “right” man for the purpose of family planning.

What is Social Freezing?

A technological solution has arisen, the question of “career or kids” decreases more in the recent years due to this newest trend: Social Freezing. It refers to the rapid freezing of one’s eggs, done when the woman is in the prime of fertility. After hormone stimulation, in which the body is made ​​to produce as many eggs as possible, these are then removed and stored in nitrogen at minus 196 degrees. (the technical term: cryopreservation).

Thus, the eggs are ready and available when the time is right; when they then take the partner’s sperm to fertilize the egg cells in test tubes.

The health is as risky as it sounds, multiple pregnancy is feasible, ethical and legal questions have been raised (eg: How long can eggs be lifted?). Moreover, it can be a little more than some are willing to spend as egg freezing costs are not like going to Walmart to buy some milk. The storage of the eggs also costs money per year as well, then the artificial insemination when you’re ready is an additional cost.

Yet surprisingly, many women are interested in this method. According to the survey of the Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine interviewed just 200 students, and 86% of young women said that they wanted to wait to be pregnant later in life, for four out of five of those surveyed said social freezing was an acceptable way.

For the financial cost one way seems to offer. According to Dr. Shapiro, above it is the parents of the late pregnancy willing to offer financial support because they do not want to be deprived of the enjoyment of grandparenthood.

Social Freezing so – not cheap, not without risk … and for women in fashion. What remains, therefore, a junior man willing to do other than the best of a delayed match and to ensure , in the case of the case fertile to be?

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