Egg freezing, also known as fertility preservation, is a process wherein a woman’s eggs are extracted from the uterus and are frozen. The eggs are then stored for later use, when the woman decides to become pregnant, in which case the eggs are thawed, fertilized, and then transferred back into the uterus, already as an embryo.
Since the quality of a woman’s eggs declines with age, egg freezing is beneficial for women who wish to delay childbearing so they can pursue other goals in life, such as their careers, but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of their eggs. It is also commonly done by women who need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Unfortunately, despite the large number of women who wish to reap the benefits of egg freezing, only a very small percentage is able to avail of this procedure, mainly because the procedure is quite costly particularly in western countries such as the United States.
If getting this procedure in your home country costs a fortune, traveling to Southeast Asia is your best options. Below are the reasons why:
- High-quality treatment. Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore and Thailand are dotted with fertility centres that offer service and results that are comparable with what western fertility centers offer, but at a fraction of the price.
- No waiting times. The clinics even have shorter queues, so there is little to no waiting time, allowing even busy women to seek an egg freezing procedure without affecting her career.
- Significant cost savings. Those who find egg freezing to be quite expensive in the West can save up to 75% of the cost in Southeast Asia without any difference in the quality of treatment they receive.