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Egg freezing - a perspective

Interview with Kalli about her decision to freeze her eggs

Meet Kalliope, a young, female embryologist working at CRGH, a premier fertility clinic in London. Kalliope spends her working week improving the fertility chances of her clients, but she has also thought a lot about her own fertility options as well.

In this interview, she tells us why she has chosen to freeze her own eggs. Whilst aware that this is not a choice that all women might make, she explains how this is right for her, at this time in her life.

Kalliope wants to have a family but, at the moment, she is focused on her career and her work, as well as her own life. Like many women of her generation, she has chosen to delay childbearing until later on in life.

Although not a decision she took lightly, Kalliope is happy to have frozen her eggs, and she feels like a burden has been lifted from her, now that she knows she has more options available to her if and when she does decide to have a family.

Join the discussion: What do you think are the reasons that make young people today, of any sex, delay childbearing? Are there both positive and negative drivers involved? Which ones do you think are the most important?

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