Best Rx: What is egg freezing?

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One Best Self reader asked: What is egg freezing?

Desireé 
McCarthy-Keith, MD of Georgia Reproductive 
Specialists says: Egg freezing is a technique for fertility preservation, where a woman undergoes ovarian stimulation and then retrieval of her eggs for fertilization at some point in the future. If eggs are collected and frozen when they are healthy, they are more likely to lead to a pregnancy. The optimal age to freeze eggs is in the early thirties or younger.

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