Conceptual Options IVF & Surrogacy News: China’s Ban on Egg Freezing Becoming National Debate
Many women in China are in a outrage over the Chinese government’s ban on egg freezing for single women who want to preserve their fertility. As they rightly should be, if you ask us.
According to Quartz,
If only it were equally simple for women in China to store their eggs—a hot topic since local media reported on several celebrities who, concerned about their age or the quality of their ova, have had their eggs frozen to allow them to delay motherhood. Of particular concern to Chinese women: The celebrities traveled abroad to escape strict laws on egg freezing; in China, married women face many restrictions on freezing their eggs, and the process is entirely closed to single women.
China’s ban on freezing eggs is officially in place to prevent an illegal ova trade but—unfortunately for many—freezing eggs is also against the interests of the state. In recent years the government has been trying to encourage women to give birth, rather than to put off motherhood, and freezing eggs could act against that…
The ACWF also ended its report on the topic with quotes from a gynecology doctor at the respected Fudan University, who detailed the dangers of storing eggs, and added: “I would suggest that healthy women have children rather than store eggs as an ‘insurance policy.’”
Interesting discussion on the concept of egg freezing, and one that we are also dealing with here in the US on a different level – not one that includes a ban, but one that questions if a woman should delay childbirth for her career. Read more here about China’s Ban on Egg Freezing.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: More Women in China are Turning to Egg Freezing – Especially Celebrities
More and more women reaching their 40’s are turning to egg freezing in order to give themselves more time to consider having a family.
As is being reported in Your Health Online Magazine,
Top Taiwanese model-actress Lin Chi-ling made the news recently after it was reported that she had frozen her eggs secretly at the National Taiwan University Hospital.
A friend had revealed: “After Lin Chi-ling turned 39 last year, her mother got very anxious about her getting married and having kids. In order to lessen her worries, Chi-ling went… for egg-freezing.”
Furthermore, as was just reported today in Asia One Women,
Chinese actress Michelle Ye revealed that she has frozen her eggs, not once but twice to ensure she can have a baby at a later date, My Paper reported.
With the topic of egg-freezing among China’s female celebrities a hot topic in the Chinese media recently, Ye revealed that she has done two operations to retrieve her eggs, with the first retrieval performed three years ago…
The 35-year-old Hong Kong-based actress, who is known to be dating renowned Chinese stylist “Mr Xiao Mo”, added: “To guarantee success, I’ve done the operation twice. Now women can be released from the pressure (of bearing children) and enjoy their life and work, I think it’s great.”
Read more here about Chinese celebrity women freezing their eggs.
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Conceptual Options Fertility & Surrogacy News: China’s Rising Infertility Furthers Population Crisis & Illegal Surrogacy
The continuing decline in fertility rates in China, which are the highest in the world, are fueling an illegal surrogacy industry in China, according to Shanghai’s China Business News. In fact, the infertility rate in the country has reached an all-time high in 2015. Statistics have shown that the 1-3 percent rate of infertility in the 1970s has skyrocketed to 10 percent today, even reaching 18 percent in some areas.
According to Yibada, the causes for this decline in fertility include the widespread use of toxic pesticides in crops; severe air, water and soil pollution; the recent trend of marrying much later in life; and, the high abortion rate in the country. The result? Couples finding surrogates in China to carry a baby for them.
However, all of these studies have not changed the government’s stance on illegal surrogacy, as Shanghai’s China Business News reports, a crackdown has been instigated this month with the aim to stop the problem of illegal surrogacy altogether.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy News: China Cracking Down on Illegal Surrogacy
According to Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China, China will be commencing a multi-department crack down on the illegal surrogacy industry in China. Concerned that the industry has been operating in a grey area since 2006, China vows to confront surrogacy head on.
Internet website, TV, radio and print media that carry surrogacy ads will also be cleansed, while the authorities will step up supervision over the sale and circulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) drugs and medical equipment, it said.
Read more here about China’s crackdown on illegal surrogacy.
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Conceptual Options Surrogacy Agency News: Happy Lunar New Year to all of our Conceptual Options’ Families!
Conceptual Options would like to wish everyone – our Egg Donors, our Intended Parents, our Surrogates, and our Families – a very Happy Lunar Year!
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