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Egg Freezing Changed Women’s Lives

NBC Connecticut,  Feb 18, 2011
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Freezing embryos, which are women’s eggs fertilized with sperm, has been done in fertility clinics for decades, but now science has improved upon freezing unfertilized eggs to use in the future.

Typically, couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization produce several embryos and freeze those left over to be thawed later when they wish to try having more children.
In recent years, scientists have figured out how to freeze and thaw unfertilized eggs from women, allowing them to freeze their eggs now and thaw them in the future, when they are ready to have children.

While some might have moral issues with the entire idea, imagine a young woman, diagnosed with cancer, who needs chemotherapy and radiation, which will leave her infertile.

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