Women today are choosing to have children later in life than ever before. Egg freezing can enable a woman to delay pregnancy until a later stage.
Career and educational plans: Women who wish to pursue advanced degrees or demanding careers may freeze their eggs when they are young to ensure access to healthy eggs later on.
Some companies, even fund egg-freezing for female employees who wish to delay childbirth for professional reasons.
Personal circumstances: Women who want to have a child with a partner but have not yet found one may freeze their eggs for future use. Women in same-sex relationships may also wish to have a baby further down the line.
As a woman grows older, the quality of her eggs tends to decline.
The eggs may contain more chromosomal abnormalities, and women will no longer ovulate after menopause. This means that her ovaries will cease to release eggs.
If a woman wants a child but is not able or ready to conceive at the present time, a dedicated facility can freeze her eggs for use at a later date.
Steps will be common in both: Social egg freezing & Therapeutic egg freezing.