Facebook And Apple Are Paying Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs
Tech giants Facebook and Apple have begun enabling their female employees to freeze their eggs in a process that’s only recently had its “experimental” label removed.
Freezing eggs costs about $10,000 per round, with an additional $500 to $1,000 in maintenance each year.
While youthful, frozen eggs are a way to preserve the possibility of pregnancy later in life, experts say they’re not guaranteed to provide a child. They contain the same likelihood of pregnancy as an actual, early-20s woman’s eggs would. Once thawed, the eggs are used for in vitro fertilization.
In this case, however, the preventative measure is a way for female employees to plan out their careers and maximize their time at work.
Many are hailing this as the beginning of a “level playing field” for men and women in the tech industry. Whether or not these benefits are a ploy by companies to keep their powerhouse employees, it’s the woman’s choice.
H/T: Mashable, Photo Courtesy: Tumblr
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