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Washingtonian: Beat the Clock
8/13/13 – Women in their thirties and forties sometimes struggle with infertility—which is why more young, single women are freezing their eggs. Washingtonian shares the stories of three women who have banked their eggs for future use. Read More >

Baltimore Style: Motherhood on Ice
5/1/13 - Forty-year-old Kathleen spent roughly $20,000 to freeze and bank her ovarian eggs. Doing so gave her relief, she says. “It’s no longer 100 percent sure that having kids is not going to happen.” Read her story and more from Baltimore Style >

Wall Street Journal: Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should Too)
5/3/13 – Sarah shares her first hand account with egg banking, “Egg freezing stopped the sadness that I was feeling at losing my chance to have the child I had dreamed about my entire life. It soothed my pangs of regret for frittering away my 20s with a man I didn’t want to have children with, and for wasting more years in my 30s with a man who wasn’t sure he even wanted children. It took away the punishing pressure to seek a new mate and helped me find love again at age 42.” Read Sarah’s Story >

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Lifts Experimental Label on Egg Freezing
10/22/11 - The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued a new report today stating that in young patients egg freezing techniques have been shown to produce pregnancy rates, leading to the birth of healthy babies, comparable to IVF cycles using fresh eggs. Read the press release >

Redbook: The Invisible Pain of Infertility
10/18/11 – Redbook shares stories and medical news of many aspects of fertility, including advancements in egg banking. Read More >

New Egg ‘Flash Freezing’ Beats Earlier Techniques
4/30/10 – Advances in oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is making it possible for a healthy woman to put her biological clock on hold until years later when she is ready to conceive.
The procedure also gives women at risk of losing their fertility due to medical circumstances the chance to circumvent sterility brought on by cancer treatment or other medical maladies that damage childbearing potential. Read More >

Conceive On Air: Fertility Preservation
4/28/10 – As more women delay childbearing, it’s becoming increasingly popular to use egg preservation for future use. But, while this technology can provide the opportunity for women to pause their biological clock, there are still many questions surrounding the procedure. Join host Beth Weinhouse, Conceive’s editorial director, as she talks with Dr. Robert J. Stillman about the fertility preservation process, who it’s for, and how it’s enhancing the future of female fertility. Listen Now >

More Healthy Women Freeze Eggs To Delay Childbearing
“As more women delay childbearing until their 30s and 40s, a growing number are freezing their eggs in a process known as oocyte cryopreservation, the Chicago Tribune reports. The process is most commonly used by women undergoing medical treatments that could affect fertility. However, the procedure is now being marketed as an option for healthy women who want to delay having children.” Read More >

Buying Time on the Biological Clock
“Rachel Lehmann-Haupt was 37 when she froze her eggs, a process technically known as oocyte cryopreservation. She knew it wouldn’t guarantee her fertility. But the San Francisco-based writer had just ended a relationship and knew she wanted kids.
“I wanted to buy biological time,” said Lehmann-Haupt, now 40 and still childless. “The older I get, the more I think, ‘God, maybe the eggs I froze will be my route to motherhood.'” Read More >

Fertility on Ice
“Three weeks before my 37th birthday, a good friend called me in tears. After two years of trying to get pregnant, she’d learned her ovaries had shut down. At 38, she had to accept that it was too late for her and her husband to have a child with her own eggs. Not even advanced fertility treatments would help.” Read More >

Cancer Survivors Can Get Pregnant
“More and more options exist for preserving fertility after cancer treatment. And that means that more and more cancer survivors can now get pregnant and become biological parents. “Honey, why do you care about your fertility? You’re fighting for your life.” That was the first reaction Annie Dauer, then just 29 years old, got from her oncologist when she worried about whether she’d ever be able to become pregnant.” Read More >

Shedding Light On Preserving Fertility Among Cancer Patients
“Cancer treatment has come a long way, leading to a multitude of therapy options and improved survival rates. These successes, however, have created a challenge for young cancer patients since chemotherapy and radiation treatments that often save lives threaten fertility.” Read More >

Are Your Eggs Fresh Enough to Get Pregnant?
“They’re inside you when you’re born, and gone by menopause. But how much do you really know about these miraculous cells that can someday make a baby? It’s a basic biological fact: At birth, a newborn girl’s body contains all the eggs she’ll ever have—literally over a million “potential futures.” But starting from day one, these immature eggs begin to self-destruct…” Read More >

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