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Why is egg freezing the most hotly discussed health benefit in Silicon Valley? Cristen and Caroline put the science and success rates of oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, under the microscope to determine whether it really is the great workplace equalizer for women.

Episode Sources:

"Cold Comfort: Tech Jobs and Egg Freezing." Rebecca Mead. The New Yorker. Oct. 17, 2014. http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/facebook-apple-egg-freezing-benefits

"The tough truth about egg freezing perks." Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos. Fortune. Oct. 22, 2014. http://fortune.com/2014/10/22/tough-truth-about-egg-freezing/

"Company-paid Egg Freezing Will Be the Great Equalizer." Jessica Bennett. Time. Oct. 15, 2014. http://time.com/3509930/company-paid-egg-freezing-will-be-the-great-equalizer/

"By offering to freeze their employees' effs, Apple and Facebook make it clear they don't know what women want." Harriet Minter. The Guardian. Oct. 15, 2014. http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2014/oct/15/apple-facebook-egg-freezing-employee-perk

"Will Egg Freezing Be the Future of Fertility?" Rachael Rettner. LiveScience. June 27, 2014. http://www.livescience.com/46579-egg-freezing-benefits-risks.html

"Frequently Asked Questions About Egg Freezing." USC Fertility. http://uscfertility.org/fertility-preservation/egg-freezing-faqs/

"Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too)." Sarah Elizabeth Richards. The Wall Street Journal. May 3, 2013. http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323628004578458882165244260

"A New Website Encourages Egg Freezing for Single Women." Bonnie Richman. Time. May 30, 2012. http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/30/a-new-website-encourages-egg-freezing-for-single-women/

"So Eager for Grandchildren, They're Paying the Egg-Freezing Clinic." Elissa Gootman. The New York Times. May 13, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/us/eager-for-grandchildren-and-putting-daughters-eggs-in-freezer.html

"Egg Freezing: A New Frontier in Fertility." Rachel Pomerance Berl. U.S. News & World Report. July 11, 2013. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/07/11/egg-freezing-a-new-frontier-in-fertility

"Stop Time." Sarah Wildman. New York Magazine. Oct. 17, 2005. http://nymag.com/nymetro/health/features/14719/

Academic Insights:

"Mature oocyte cryopreservation: a guideline." American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Fertility and Sterility. Oct. 22, 2012. https://www.asrm.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/Practice_Guidelines/Committee_Opinions/Ovarian_tissue_and_oocyte(1).pdf

"Age-specific probablity of live birth with oocyte cryopreservation: an individual patient data meta-analysis." Aylin Pelin Cil et al. Fertility and Sterility. May 9, 2013. http://www.asrm.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/News_and_Research/Press_Releases/2013-05/Live%20birth%20probability%20with%20egg%20freezing.pdf

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