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Survey captures thoughts of women who undergo egg freezing

There's some interesting research out of Europe on the mindset of women who have undergone egg freezing. The survey, conducted by physicians at Free University in Belgium - one of Europe's largest reproductive centers - focused on 140 healthy women considering egg banking as insurance against age-related infertility (not for medical reasons). It showed that while only one-third of the women who wound up preserving their eggs thought they'd ever use the eggs, 96 percent of them said they would do it again - though at a younger age. (The median age of the women surveyed was 37 years.)

The work was presented yesterday at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, and the researchers say the findings "suggest oocyte freezing to preserve fertility provides important psychological reassurance for those opting to use the technology."

Previously: Programs help cancer patients at risk of losing their fertility

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