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  • The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/01/27/feature/she-championed-the-idea-that-freezing-your-eggs-would-free-your-care

    Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the headline, “Freeze your eggs, Free your career.” She was single and blond, a Vassar graduate who spoke fluent Italian, and was working in tech marketing for a number of prestigious companies. Her story was one of empowerment, how a new fertility procedure was giving women more choices, as the magazine noted provocatively, “in the quest to have it all.”

    Adams remembers feeling a wonderful sense of freedom after she froze her eggs in her late 30s, despite the $19,000 cost. Her plan was to work a few more years, find a great guy to marry and still have a house full of her own children.

    Things didn’t turn out the way she hoped.

    #pma #fertilité #enfants

    • Je crois même qu’à la naissance le nombre d’ovules est juste impressionnant. Ah trouvé ! 200 000 ovocytes à la naissance !

      Une femme a 400 ovulations en moyenne dans toute sa vie. Les 400 ovocytes utilisés (issus d’un pool de 200 000) ont été fabriqués avant même sa naissance, au 7e mois de vie embryonnaire : elle possède donc déjà l’ovocyte et la moitié du génome de son futur enfant. Cela explique par exemple, l’augmentation de naissances anormales après un certain âge comme la trisomie 21, car l’ovocyte est plus âgé.