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  • November 24, 2014
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The Washington Post: Egg freezing’s popularity is booming, but it’s a choice that offers no guarantees

"And then there are women for whom egg freezing isn’t the answer, says Melanie Notkin, the New York-based author of the memoir “Otherhood.” Some of the dozens of women Notkin interviewed for her book were aware of the technology, but “didn’t want to do it,” she says. “To them it felt like throwing in the towel. If they didn’t do it the way they’d envisioned it — finding a guy, falling in love, getting married — they felt like they were giving up on that dream.” (The doctors see this, too; often, they say, patients come to them at a later age, just before their fertility drops dramatically.)

“They don’t want to freeze their eggs, and it’s not because they don’t want to be mothers,” Notkin says. “It’s not how they want to be mothers.”

And then there are the men. Notkin wonders whether freezing won’t offer them one more reason to think that they can go on dating like Leonardo DiCaprio. “Now that these single guys know that women have the opportunity to freeze their eggs, they may perceive it as an opportunity to delay fatherhood,” she says."

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