Thanks to the ever-increasing advance of science, we are seeing a global trend in women freezing their eggs. For example, 2014 saw a 25% increase on the previous year for single women undergoing the procedure. While still an expensive process, a growing number of twenty and thirty-something women are taking steps to preserve their eggs at a fertile age and allow them to ignore the tick of their body clocks while they look for the right moment or the perfect partner.
A Shift in Dating and Relationships
Statistics are showing that more women are choosing to settle down later in life, if at all. That is due in part to a significant shift in the perception of women in the workplace and their role in society. Young girls are encouraged to pursue the career of their dreams, and it’s during this pursuit that some women find that the biological window to have children passes them by. The hectic pace of modern life is also impacting people’s ability to date, find a suitable match and settle down. It just isn’t the priority that it once was, and many young, successful individuals find that they don’t have the time to dedicate to relationships of a personal or sexual nature.
More Reasons Women Are Freezing Their Eggs
These are some of the reasons why more and more professional women are choosing to preserve their eggs for use at a time when they feel ready and able to settle down and start a family. It is thanks to science that women no longer have to choose between a career and family due to the physiological constraints on their bodies. Of course, there are other factors that influence this decision. That includes impending medical treatment and the discovery of diseases that could affect and impact future fertility.
Wind of Change
This advance in procreation signifies another big change to dating and relationship traditions. Science and technology continue to evolve to keep up with the ever-changing norms of our society.