Essay On Egg Freezing

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Egg Freezing (scientifically known as human ocyte cryopreservation) is a process in which a woman's eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored. In the future, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. In simpler language, egg freezing is the freezing of fertility for future. Cryopreservation although is not new. Since the 1950’s, human sperm has been frozen and stored, and since the 1980’s, human embryos have been cryopreserved. Both sperm and embryo freezing are routine procedures performed successfully in most fertility centers around the world. Egg freezing, however, is not yet routine and still has a certain social stigma attached to it. Issues in freezing and thawing of human eggs center on the…show more content…
The process is medical, affects your body tremendously, needs immense patience. One of the major cons here is the high cost one can avail Egg Freezing for. The cost of preserving eggs is usually a lot higher than affordable in India. The freezing of embryos costs Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month, and the frozen embryo transfer cycle costs Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000 per cycle, approximately. The procedure is deep rooted and highly intricate and definitely requires a good medical backing and services which ends up adding on to the cost of it. The choice in itself being tough involves medical risks too whereas there is always a bright side. Countering these are also some pros of the procedure. The self-blame game, the regrets of not being able to fit into the ideal motherhood and family life cut down to almost zilch. Egg Freezing as a process doesn’t have dependency on anybody else except for you, which makes it easier to opt for. It gives a woman enhanced reproductive health and so much more time to concentrate on things that cannot wait. It allows a woman to have a child, with her own genes with or without a
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