A scientist has told how she is not ashamed she has frozen her eggs – and urges women in their 30s to consider taking the same step.
Dr Emily Grossman said egg freezing is allowing her to ‘sidestep her biological clock’ and give her a chance of motherhood when she is ready.
Dr Grossman, a television presenter and trained actress who has a double first from Cambridge University revealed her highly personal decision at the British Science Festival in Brighton.
Dr Grossman added: ‘I strongly believe that all women in their mid to late 30s should be made aware of the risks of waiting too long to try for a family, and what alternative options they have available to them – and, more importantly, that there’s no shame in freezing your eggs.
‘I think perhaps some women see egg freezing as admitting defeat – admitting that they haven’t managed to do it the natural way.