Bioethics 23 (1):39-46 (2009)

This article describes the relatively new technology of freezing human eggs and examines whether egg freezing, specifically when it is used by healthy women as 'insurance' against age-related infertility, is a legitimate exercise of reproductive autonomy. Although egg freezing has the potential to expand women's reproductive options and thus may represent a breakthrough for reproductive autonomy, I argue that without adequate information about likely outcomes and risks, women may be choosing to freeze their eggs in a commercially exploitative context, thus undermining rather than expanding reproductive autonomy.
Keywords Extend Fertility  egg freezing  oocyte cryopreservation  childbearing  American Society for Reproductive Medicine  professional women  autonomy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2008.00680.x
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