How Old is Too Old For an Egg?

Andrea Braverman, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University.

In the United States egg freezing has become more common over the last few years. As potential parents delay growing their families, this process could quickly become more mainstream. But freezing human eggs can be very expensive and not necessarily guaranteed to work.

In a recent Philly.com article, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommended discouraging women age 55 or older from trying to continue with using her frozen eggs, but Thomas Jefferson University psychologist, Andrea Braverman, PhD, pointed out, “There is a double standard. Why aren’t we jumping up and down about men who say ‘I’m ready at 48 or 49 to be a dad?”

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