I have struggled with a way to approach this topic that is both sensitive to the women facing cancer every year, while speaking to the hardwired biological desire that women have to bear a child. I had to start by pondering what our journey would have looked like had Lisa received a cancer diagnosis before […]
We learn in biology class that a woman produces an egg, the man produces some sperm, they meet up during intercourse, and a baby is created. But what comes before the egg? The answer to that question is an oocyte. While women are born with upwards of a million oocytes, by the time they reach […]
Women will use any excuse to throw a party. There are housewarming parties, divorce parties and even parties to sell you products to clean your house. So the newest party type should be of no surprise – egg freezing parties.
But why in the world would women want to throw a party around the subject of […]
When I first heard about egg freezing, it was in the context of allowing women to protect their reproductive biology from the harmful effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. One of the side effects of a chemotherapy regimen is its potential to cause temporary or permanent damage to a woman’s ovaries. By freezing the eggs […]
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of press about egg freezing. Facebook, Apple, and Citigroup announced late last year that their benefits would now cover the cost for women to freeze their eggs. Heck, even Kim Kardashian went to a consult appointment on her show Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Of course, […]