Gap Fill - Egg Freezing - Level 6


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Female in the UK are to be offered an perk by their employers. British companies are considering offering egg freezing as a perk. Tech companies like Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing as a to female employees, and now other companies may follow the tech giants' . Many British companies are in with IVF clinics about providing the option of egg freezing to women. The UK's largest of fertility clinics, CARE Fertility, said it has been in discussion with high-profile employers. The perk comes at a cost to employers. Apple and Facebook have been offering subsidized egg freezing to female staff at a cost of up to £16,000 ($20,000) per .

Companies will provide the egg-freezing perk to allow women in their 20s or 30s to focus on their . The idea is that women could make use of their frozen eggs in their 40s when they meet the partner or are financially . Rob Smith, clinical director of CARE London, said: "Successful at that age is very low indeed so by freezing eggs earlier on they will just have that at the back of their ." Mr Smith said the perk was also an for couples wanting to conceive later in life. Critics of the idea said it was wrong to prioritise over having children. One said: "When [IVF] is done purely to protect their , I think it's that women think this is liberating."

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