A new employer perk? Australia gets first dedicated egg freezing clinic opens

Announcing the new clinic today, fertility specialist Dr Devora Lieberman said that while egg freezing can’t guarantee a baby and is not an insurance policy, it can help women who want to take control of their fertility.

“Egg freezing provides many with a sense that they are doing all they can, investing in themselves and ensuring that when they are ready to have children, they are confident they considered all the options available to them at an earlier age,” she said.

Such options could see employers offering to pay for their female staff to freeze their eggs, following the lead of tech giants including Facebook, Apple and Google who already offer such options in the US.

(ed: Options? Or pressure not to take maternity leave from paid workforce?)


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