Completely healthy young Danish women are choosing to freeze their eggs as a way to postpone childbirth while they get an education, advance in their careers or look for the right man.
According to a Jyllands-Posten survey of private fertility clinics, 15 healthy women have now taken the step of saving their eggs for a rainy – or at least more convenient – day.
“It is typically women who have finished their education, have a career, found the right man and sense that their biological clock is ticking that make the choice,” Kåre Rygaard, from a fertility clinic in Trianglen in Copenhagen, told Jyllands-Posten.
“We do not encourage it because there is no guarantee they will have a child.”
While it is legal for infertile women or those affected by cancer or other diseases to save frozen eggs for up to five years, perfectly healthy women saving their eggs for a more convenient time in their life is a new and as yet untested legal area.