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 30代後半の女性は理想の男性を捜し求めているので、卵子凍結保存を望んでいるという。
 ベルギーでの研究によれば、半数の女性が凍結保存を望んでおり、1/3は不妊に対する「保険」のために凍結保存するという。
 英国の別の研究では、多くの学生は母親になる前にキャリアに集中したいと考えている。約200人の学生の調査では医学学位を取ろうとしている場合は8割が子どもを作るのを遅らせるために卵子凍結保存を望んでいる。スポーツや教育の学生では半数が考慮している。
 卵子凍結保存は新しい技術であり、未来の人工授精を可能にする。成功率は若くて健康な卵で高いが、現在希望するほとんどの女性は30代後半であり、「最後の手段」として凍結卵を選択している。
 費用は1回あたり3,000ポンドで、多くの卵子を保存するには3回受ける必要がある。
 ベルギーの研究者によれば、平均38才では卵子凍結保存を希望しないが、平均43才になるともっと若いうちに保存すべきだったと気づくという。かつてパートナーがいたが理想の男性ではないので子どもはほしいとは思わなかったという。
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Page last updated at 10:10 GMT, Monday, 28 June 2010 11:10 UK
Women freeze eggs to wait for 'Mr Right'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10419076.stm
By Emma Wilkinson
Health reporter, BBC News, in Rome IVF Modern technologies promise to help women preserve their fertility

画像Women in their late 30s are freezing eggs because they are still hunting for "Mr Right", research suggests.

A study of women at a Belgian clinic found half wanted to freeze their eggs to take the pressure off finding a partner, a fertility conference heard.

A third were also having eggs frozen as an "insurance policy" against infertility.

Many students would also consider the procedure to focus on a career before motherhood, a separate UK survey found.

The study of nearly 200 students showed eight in 10 doing a medical degree would freeze their eggs to delay starting a family.

Among sports and education students half said they would consider it.

Egg freezing is still a relatively new technology, which enables a woman to save eggs for future IVF treatment if needed.

The chance of success is better with younger, healthier eggs, yet most women currently choosing the procedure are in their late 30s and opting for egg freezing as a "last resort".
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Age has an impact on male as well as female fertility and when they do meet Mr Right, they may well find that he has fertility problems

Infertility Network UK Clare Lewis-Jones

The average cost of egg freezing is around £3,000 per attempt and some women may have to undergo up to three cycles in order to preserve a good number of eggs.

Speaking at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference, Dr Julie Nekkebroeck, who carried out the small Belgian study of 15 women, said they also found that 27% wanted to give their relationship a chance to blossom before bringing up the subject of having a baby.

The women who had an average age of 38 did not expect to use their frozen eggs until they were around 43 and they realised they needed to undergo the procedure while they were still healthy and fertile.

"We found that they had all had partners in the past, and one was currently in a relationship, but they had not fulfilled their desire to have a child because they thought that they had not found the right man."
Career concerns

Dr Srilatha Gorthi from the Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine, who presented the UK study at the same conference, said it was the first time that young women's attitudes to fertility had been examined in this way.

She said the medical students gave career reasons as the most common reason for considering egg collection while the other students were more concerned about financial stability.

And she added that society needs to better support young women in having a family when they are ready without compromising their careers.

"Women thinking about undergoing this procedure must be provided with accurate information and have counselling to both the benefits and limitations of oocyte freezing compared with other options," she said.

Clare Lewis-Jones from Infertility Network UK said it is extremely important that people are aware of the effects of age on their fertility.

"Many women now choose to delay having children and although they should be supported in that choice, they need to be aware of the potential problems they may encounter when they do decide the time is right for motherhood.

"Age has an impact on male as well as female fertility and when they do meet Mr Right, they may well find that he has fertility problems.

"They also need to be aware that using fertility treatment is no guarantee of success."


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