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More Young Women Freezing Their Eggs

By Shirin Rajaee, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter, shirin.rajaee@keyt.com
Published On: Sep 25 2013 08:48:33 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 26 2013 12:04:55 PM CDT

More young, healthy women are opting to freeze their eggs to preserve their fertility for the future.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Fertility experts across the country say more and more young, healthy women are choosing to put their eggs on ice, hoping to preserve fertility for the future. 

Egg freezing has gone mainstream and is no longer labeled experimental. Many credit new technology for the spike in numbers. Data suggest the procedure is safe, with little to no side effects depending on the patient and how closely the physician monitors progress of procedure prior to extracting eggs. 

The process takes about a month, and costs roughly $5,000 to $10,000. While it varies depending on the woman, doctors aim at extracting about 10-15 eggs for better chances of success. Such extraction fairly new, with only a few thousand babies born from frozen eggs worldwide. 

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