Frozen: Why College Gender Gap Spurs Egg Freezing

Mar 12, 2018

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Recording: Frozen: Why College Gender Gap Spurs Egg Freezing, Mar 12, 2018

When Facebook and Apple announced they'd offer egg freezing as a perk, the response was surprisingly negative. Critics accused companies of sending women the wrong message—i.e. that career and long hours take precedence over family. Others accused egg freezers of fooling themselves into believing they could micromanage plans for career and family. Critics got it wrong. Our research shows women are freezing their eggs NOT to prioritize their careers but due to a shortage of college-educate men.

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Jon Birger

Fortune Magazine

Pasquale Patrizio

Yale University

Jyotsana Saha

FUTURE FAMILY

Lynn Westphal

Stanford University Medical Center

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Intermediate