FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Trying to avoid “panic parenting” is the reason why many single women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons, a small new study suggests.
Panic parenting refers to having a relationship just to have a baby.
“Whilst the number of women freezing their eggs remains small, many more are now considering this option as a way of extending the window of time they have to pursue genetic motherhood,” said researcher Kylie Baldwin, from the Center for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University in Leicester, England.
“Clinics providing this technology have a responsibility to support informed decision-making by providing women who inquire about egg freezing with detailed information about the likelihood of achieving a live birth specific to their age at freezing,” Baldwin added.
In the study, Baldwin’s team interviewed 31 women, 84 percent of whom were single, who had their eggs frozen for “social” reasons. The women’s average age was 37. The group included 23 women from the United Kingdom, seven from the United States,…