publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Ice, Ice, Baby? A Sociological Exploration of Social Egg Freezing

Baldwin, K.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2016
  • Publisher: De Montfort University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Social egg freezing is a fertility preservation strategy which enables women to preserve a number of healthy unfertilised eggs for potential future use when faced with the threat of age-related fertility decline. The overall aim of this thesis was to explore how women understand, construct and experience social egg freezing in the context of debates surrounding reproductive ‘choice’ and ‘delayed motherhood’. The study sought to provide insights into how women perceive the risks and benefits of social egg freezing, how it relates to their discourses of parenthood and their future reproductive intentions as well as how the ‘medical’ encounter in egg freezing is ex...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social egg freezing, (In)fertility, Reproductive timing, Motherhood
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publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Ice, Ice, Baby? A Sociological Exploration of Social Egg Freezing

Baldwin, K.;