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Four Facts Every Woman Should Know about Egg Freezing

Egg freezing (and no, we're not talking about the dozen sitting in your fridge) is something that every woman who thinks she might want children someday — but isn't in the right place in her life or doesn't have the right partner — should know about. Why? Because this is one of the biggest advances in controlling your fertility since the development of the birth control pill.

Here are four facts you need to know about egg freezing:

  1. If you are under 40, and especially if you are under 35, egg freezing could be the right choice for keeping your younger eggs available for fertilization and pregnancy at a later age.

  2. Egg freezing is no longer considered "experimental." In fact, egg freezing techniques have advanced to the point where they are producing pregnancy rates and healthy babies comparable to the rates seen with in vitro fertilization (IVF) using fresh eggs, according to reports by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

  3. If you freeze your eggs, you'll have a snappy comeback for everyone who asks: "Isn't your biological clock ticking?" ("Not really, I've put mine in the freezer for now.)

  4. And, drum roll please … FertilityAuthority — your trusted source for EVERYTHING fertility-related — has created a new Egg Freezing Forum on in addition to our website devoted exclusively to egg freezing: You'll find everything you need to know about this fertility-preserving option, including:
  5. So spread the word to your sister, cousin, friends and any other women in your life who may not be aware that egg freezing is even possible. Share the site on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. And, just like they say about voting: Visit early and often!

    Watch as Dr. Isabelle Ryan of Pacific Fertility Center explains how egg freezing stops the biological clock:

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