Thursday, May 17, 2007

Updated: Egg Freezing Gets Chilly Reception

From Egg Freezing No Longer Experimental? By Andrea Kalfoglou
Additionally, even if egg freezing does work, it's only going to be financially feasible for the wealthiest in society. It's a technological fix for social problem. Wouldn't it be better if we had more reasonable family policies that supported women in their desire to have both a career and a family? So ladies, think long and hard before you drop 10 grand to put your eggs on ice. It might buy you the time you need to establish your career or find that elusive partner, but it could also be nothing more than a great marketing ploy to get you to gamble with your hard earned cash.

Changing social institutions and practices in ways that would make for a better and fairer society always seems so much harder than a "technological fix"--even one that is intrinsically expensive, conducive to inequality, and often morally problematic. Bioethics does not do well enough with such issues.

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