Egg Freezing for Social Reasons Article Review by Nicky

Egg Freezing for Social Reasons
A review and response to the article, "In Favour of Freezing Eggs for Non-Medical Reasons," by Imogen Goold and Julian Savulescu.
# 148934 | 1,267 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 15, 2011 in Biology (Bioethics) , Women Studies (General)


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Description:

The paper outlines how the article, "In Favour of Freezing Eggs for Non-Medical Reasons," by Imogen Goold and Julian Savulescu, takes the position in favor of freezing eggs for what they term "social" reasons. The paper discusses the authors' list of benefits in providing access to egg freezing and their response to counter-arguments on this issue. The writer of this paper relates that he is convinced that the benefits of the technique far outweigh any possible objections. The writer asserts that it is important to provide women with as many equal opportunity work options as possible, and the authors make very good arguments for freezing eggs and using them later in life, when partnerships, finances, and emotions have stabilized.

From the Paper:

"As indicated by the title of the article, the authors take the position in favor of freezing eggs for what they term "social" reasons. This means that many women who opt for egg freezing do so for non-medical reasons. They are perfectly healthy and fit to bear children before they are thirty, for example, but for a variety of reasons find themselves unprepared for the financial and emotional responsibilities of raising children.
"The greater part of the article is then also used to focus on the various reasons why women would choose to freeze their eggs for future use. The authors introduce the article by means of research evidence. They explain for example that a younger egg has a greater chance of providing a full-term pregnancy than older eggs. The age of the egg, rather than of the womb, is of critical importance. Hence women who choose to become pregnant only later in life now have the option to do so as a result of advances in egg freezing techniques.
"The authors provide very specific information on the egg freezing techniques in the past, which were met with limited success, and compare them to current techniques, which are associated with much higher success and lower risk rates. The authors substantiate their claims with a large amount of statistical and research data."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Goold, Imogen & Savulescu, Julian. (2009) In Favour Of Freezing Eggs For Non-Medical Reasons. In Bioethics, Vol. 23 no. 1 pp 47-58.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Egg Freezing for Social Reasons (2011, November 15) Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/egg-freezing-for-social-reasons-148934/

MLA Format

"Egg Freezing for Social Reasons" 15 November 2011. Web. 25 October. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/egg-freezing-for-social-reasons-148934/>

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