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Egg Freezing

Leaning In and Speaking Up Part II: Why I Am Freezing My Eggs

Ellevate | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Warning: I have already been told this subject makes a lot of people uncomfortable. My employees were cool when I announced it during our Monday morning meeting, but I knew they were all cringing inside.

Tech Giants' Freeze-Your-Eggs Policy Is Not Enough

Rana Florida | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

The world's most innovative and creative organizations should be dreaming up new ways to establish a better work-life balance for all their employees. Instead of holding out a carrot on a stick for would-be mothers, they should be establishing practices to keep them engaged, productive, and excited about work while they raise their families.

Don't Put All Your Eggs (Frozen or Not) In This Basket: Speak Up And Lead The Conversation About Diverse Workplace Alternatives

Judith Humphrey | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Courage is critical, because there are so many situations in which we women have to break through barriers, challenge traditional behaviors and redefine the way others see us.

Are You Going to the Egg Freezing Party?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

Yes, egg freezing provides a sort-of insurance policy for successful pregnancy later in life -- but it is not the solution to our current state of fertility. Rather, the solution is to educate and empower women and remind them to not give up hope on their body and its ability to conceive naturally.

Where Have All The 'Marriageable' Men Gone?

Tristan Bridges | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Tristan Bridges

Both Apple and Facebook recently announced that they will cover egg freezing for their employees. The policies at both companies provoked a series of smart analyses of why they are simultaneously something to celebrate and challenge.

Changing Fertility Conversation: Less Fear, More Power

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

Of course, being conscious of our fertility is a good thing, especially for women who want children one day. But being conscious is quite different than being panicked. The current conversation around fertility is telling women they should fear their declining fertility.

How Breast Cancer Can Affect Fertility

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2014. Of those diagnoses, the majorit...

IVF Confessions: in Defense of Egg Freezing

Renée Whitworth | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Renée Whitworth

The only time I was not in treatment from 2008 until 2011 was when I was pregnant or recovering from a loss. And with all these appointments came countless disappointments.

Why Would a Woman Want to Freeze Her Eggs?

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

Supporters touted egg freezing as the most important advancement in women's reproductive freedom since the oral contraceptive pill. Critics claimed that companies offering egg freezing were pressuring female employees to not have children while pursuing a career.

To Freeze or Not to Freeze: Eggs and Fallen Dominoes

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Sandra Shpilberg

Being a working mother is possible. It is even good. Yes, there is a lot more that our nation and companies can do to support working mothers (equal pay, childcare and flexibility), but do you think that progress will happen without working mothers actually working? It won't.

Egg Freezing Benefit Sends Mixed Message

Jaime Leick | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Jaime Leick

Despite fertility clinic claims that is now possible to "stop the clock" on your fertility, a successful pregnancy using frozen eggs is far from guaranteed. And far from cheap.

5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Egg Freezing

LiveScience | Rachael Rettner | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/23/2014 08:19 AM EDT on LiveScience The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cove...

It's About More Than Just Freezing Eggs...

Gail Becker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Ensuring that employers foster an environment where parents can achieve career success without compromising the needs of their family should be all of our focuses.

Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
MeiMei Fox

In my humble opinion, this condemnation of the egg freezing benefit is cynical and ridiculous. Why can't we just be grateful for companies wanting to offer coverage of an expensive out-of-pocket healthcare procedure and, even more importantly, provide women with more options about what to do with their bodies?

Jillian Berman

Why You Should Be Wary Of Egg Freezing As A Ticket To 'Having It All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business

Despite all of the hype, egg freezing isn't a fool-proof plan for women hoping to stave off motherhood while they climb the corporate ladder. The m...

Egg Freezing (for Heaven's Sake!)

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

Overall, what message are these companies sending young women? That they *could* have waited? That biotechnology, in its endless wonder, now makes it possible to squeeze out a few more years of loyal work before bringing a tiny new person into this world?

In 2014, Companies Are Still Asking Their Employees to Choose Between Work and Family

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

It saddens me that in 2014, two of our most progressive and influential companies, Apple and Facebook, have decided to send the message to their female employees to delay childbirth to get ahead.

Dear Facebook, Please Don't Tell Women to Lean In to Egg Freezing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

What we need are family-friendly workplace policies, not giveaways that will encourage women to undergo invasive procedures in order to squeeze out more work for their beloved company under the guise of "empowerment."

Facebook And Apple Will Pay For Women To Harvest And Freeze Their Eggs

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Apparently, Facebook and Apple want to be on more than just the cutting edge of consumer technology. In January, Apple will join Facebook as one of...

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Egg-Freezing

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you are thinking about fertility preservation and whether it is right for you, you are already way ahead of the game. Knowledge is power, and understanding your body and fertility potential is critical in making educated choices for your future.

Chasing Fatherhood: What Infertility Feels Like to Me

Seleni Institute | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

I remind myself that my job is to protect our love. I must steady her drop into hopelessness. I hold her as she sobs, saving the pep talk for another day. I tell her that we can remain in the ache of this disaster for however long it takes.

Amanda Duberman

I Went To An Egg Freezing Cocktail Party. Here's What I Learned.

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Duberman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women

It's not unusual for a single woman in Manhattan to shell out $45 at a boutique hotel for a few cocktails and paltry appetizer. It's a little less com...

Chill Out and Play the Field

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

In terms of having all of the time in the world, please think of me as the "Ghost of Infertility Future." I'm wearing a dark cloak pointing at your age.

What Is Egg Freezing and Why Have You Been Hearing So Much About It?

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

It seems as if more and more women in their 20s to mid-30s are talking more openly about their desire to have children with one caveat: not now.

Egg Freezing: The Key to Motherhood at Any Age?

Kathryn Knight | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Kathryn Knight

Between the ages of 36 and 38, Sarah underwent eight separate procedures to freeze her eggs, and she now has 70 stashed away. The eggs, she believes, are her key to motherhood, whatever her age.