Upon hearing this most of our patients wish they had this information when they were younger. We are certainly not diminishing the importance of educating youth as to how to prevent unwanted pregnancy, but young women also need to be given information about the likelihood of getting pregnant with each menstrual cycle – especially as they near an “advanced reproductive age.” If not in school, then once a young woman starts seeing a gynecologist for her routine annual care, it is important to touch upon fertility planning and management. Such information, and perhaps even bringing up the idea of egg freezing at a young age, may at least plant the seed in young women so it’s not a foreign concept. Early knowledge will decrease the number of women who first start thinking about egg freezing and/or trying to conceive in their mid-thirties or early forties.
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