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Women Who Freeze Eggs Wish They Had Done It Sooner

 "Egg banking" — the practice of freezing eggs to circumvent age-related infertility — is becoming common in many countries, according to the researchers. Women may freeze their eggs for medical reasons, such as cancer treatment that may affect their fertility, but the new study involved women who underwent the procedure for social reasons, such as wanting to delay childbearing until they found the right partner, or until later in life.

While many women in the study said they did not expect they would ever have to actually use their frozen eggs, most also said they would do it again, according to the study, which was presented today (July 9) at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Belgium. [5 Myths About Fertility Treatments]

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