Herald Sun article: Few women using stored eggs


Fertility

As reported in The Herald Sun yesterday, research led by the Jean Hailes Research Unit has found that only a fraction of women freezing their eggs for social reasons have used them to have a baby.

The number of healthy women opting to freeze their eggs to avoid age-related infertility is increasing, but little is known about their outcomes.

A survey of almost 100 Victorian women who froze their eggs at Melbourne IVF from 1999-2014 found most were aged in their 30s, well-educated and single.

Almost half of the women froze their eggs when they were aged 37 or younger.

Only 6 per cent had used their eggs to try to conceive a baby using IVF, with three giving birth to a baby.

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