News report: Apple, Facebook to pay for female employees to freeze eggs

  

Fertility Associates of Memphis expert responds to the benefits of egg freezing

William Kutteh

Dr. William Kutteh

Silicon Valley is known for offering valuable job perks, but the latest moves by Apple and Facebook could help the companies attract more female employees.

According to national reports, Apple and Facebook are adding a new perk: Free egg freezing that would let female employees delay parenting for a few years.  Facebook started offering the service on Jan. 1. Apple plans to begin in January 2015, NBC News said.

In a statement, the company said, “We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families.”

The coverage by Apple and Facebook is part of a growing trend to beef up employee perks at Silicon Valley companies to recruit new hires.

Once considered experimental, egg freezing is now widely available to help preserve fertility and has been approved as a standardized treatment of care for fertility preservation in women who have delayed having children. Fertility Associates of Memphis was one of the first programs in the country to report a live birth after using frozen-thawed-fertilized oocytes (eggs) and has been using advanced vitrification freezing technology for years.

Dr. William Kutteh, director of Fertility Associates of Memphis, said, “Freezing eggs stops the biological clock from ticking, so it makes sense for many patients to pursue when they are young, don’t plan to get pregnant in the near future, and want to preserve their fertility.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Fertility Associates of Memphis at 901-747-2229.

About Fertility Associates of Memphis
Fertility Associates of Memphis is a state-of-the-art practice providing comprehensive reproductive health care to couples of the Mid-South and beyond, treating patients struggling with infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and reproductive disorders. Our highly specialized team of physicians utilizes cutting-edge techniques, including in vitro fertilization with laser blastocyst biopsy, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and fertility preservation. Our compassionate physicians, board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, have been bringing dreams to life for more than 20 years. For more information, visit online at www.fertilitymemphis.com.

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