While egg-freezing clinics aren't new, they have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with more women turning to them as a backup option during these challenging and uncertain times.
And egg-freezing boutiques—with their spa-like facilities and more affordable pricing plans—are the latest trend.
Egg-freezing's rise in popularity
Egg-freezing was first introduced in the 1990s to preserve the fertility of young women undergoing cancer treatment. But during this time, there was not enough data, so it remained an experimental procedure that was only offered to patients with certain illnesses.
Then, in 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) announced it would no longer be experimental. This was a big turning point that would allow women to freeze their eggs for nonmedical-related issues.
Women looking to delay having children due to personal reasons would now have the option of expanding their family in the future, when the time is right. According to USC Fertility, there has been a lot of success, with approximately 5,000