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Eggspectations: A Critical Examination of the Donation & 'Social' Freezing of Eggs

Posted by nte on March 7, 2017 in In Action

Room 3019, 3rd floor
7101 Av du Parc

7 Mar 2017 (4:00PM-7:00PM)

In Western countries today, a growing number of women delay motherhood until their late 30s and even 40s, as they invest time in pursuing education and career goals before starting a family. This social trend results from greater gender equality and expanded opportunities for women, but at the same time increases the chance of infertility, as women’s fertility declines rapidly during their 30s. One possible solution to age-related infertility is the use of IVF with donor eggs from a younger woman. A more recent development is the idea dubbed ‘social / elective egg freezing’, whereby women freeze their own eggs at a young age for use later in life, when they are ready to become mothers. These two practices raise a heated ethical and social debate that will be addressed by the panelists in this unique and timely event.

Chair: Vardit Ravitsky

Panelists: Kathleen Hammond, Angel Petropanagos, Erin Ashley Singer, Lori Braun

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