British companies are considering offering their workers egg freezing as a perk. Apple and Facebook already offer egg freezing as a to female employees. Other companies may soon follow their . British companies are in talks with IVF about this. The UK's largest of fertility clinics, CARE Fertility, has been in with high-profile employers. There is a cost to employers. Apple and Facebook have been offering egg freezing to female staff at a of up to £16,000 ($20,000) per worker.
The perk will allow women in 20s or 30s to focus on their . Women could make use of their eggs in their 40s when they settle down or are financially . CARE said: "Successful at that age is very low…so by freezing eggs earlier on they will…have that at the back of their mind." The perk is also an for couples wanting to have children later in . Critics say it is wrong to put careers over having children. One said: "When [IVF] is done to protect their job, I think it's that women think this is liberating."