Egg freezing is growing in popularity among women who, for whatever reason, are not yet ready to have children, but want to preserve the option for when they are.
The scientific advances that have made egg freezing possible come at the same time that social trends have led to later marriage, delayed childbearing, and lower birth rates. Stories about egg freezing are everywhere, with women’s magazines touting its liberating ability to quiet the ticking of the proverbial biological clock.
Last year, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the procedure’s “experimental” label, which has led to wider availability, although insurance does not cover the procedure.
Now more women are asking themselves: Should I freeze my eggs? Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Dr. Daniela J. Lamas can be reached at DanielaLamasMD@gmail.com.