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  Life   Health  03 Jul 2018  More women are freezing their eggs due to lack of men ready to commit to a relationship

More women are freezing their eggs due to lack of men ready to commit to a relationship

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 3, 2018, 1:31 pm IST
Updated : Jul 3, 2018, 1:31 pm IST

76000 such procedures are about to take place in US this year and 471 children have been born from frozen eggs in UK.

The lack of men committed to marriage and parenting comes across as a major factor in this (Photo: AFP)
 The lack of men committed to marriage and parenting comes across as a major factor in this (Photo: AFP)

A growing number of women have been choosing to freeze their eggs with hopes of having children later in life. Researchers have been trying to figure out the rise in the number of women going for this procedure and focus on career has been thought of as one of the reasons.

But a new study has found that men are the ones responsible for more women freezing their eggs for later. The reason is that women are unable to find men who are ready to commit to a relationship.

 

The findings suggest that most women delaying motherhood are single, divorced or in a broken relationship and are looking to keep options open. Some of them freeze eggs because they would prefer to be single mothers.

76000 such procedures are about to take place in US this year and 471 children have been born from frozen eggs in UK alone in the past eight years. The lack of men committed to marriage and parenting comes across as a major factor in this.

Tags: relationship, commitment, egg freezing, health