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Thursday, February 14, 2008

'Maybe Babies' - The New Age of Women Freezing Their Eggs

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 11:18 AM

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Dudes are no longer the only ones who can try to assuage their fear of mortality by freezing their baby-making matter. A WSJ article today reports on a growing trend of women participating in the controversial, brand-new practice of freezing their eggs for future use. (Please click 'More' to continue reading Maybe Babies)

Arguments against the procedure include a low success rate and the potential for mutant children. But some doctors say the chances of success are higher than reported and the technology is rapidly maturing. Of the two women interviewed for the article, Lucia Vasquez used the "my clock is ticking" argument while Nicki Armstrong is 38, unmarried and still wants to give her parents grandchildren. In the most horrifying detail of the article, Armstrong admits to keeping a lab photo of her eggs pinned to a bulletin board, calling them her "maybe babies." Should Armstrong's eggs come to fruition, will her offspring be needing therapy? Maybe, baby! -Andy Wright

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