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Doctor Hosts Egg-Freezing Parties in Bay Area

Informational cocktail hour explains how the medical procedure can help women have a baby later in life.

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    A Bay Area doctor is giving women the option of having a family without sacrificing their careers. Jean Elle reports. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014)

    A Bay Area doctor is giving women the option of having a family without sacrificing their careers.

    Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh hosts egg-freezing parties. For $20, women attend an informational cocktail hour where Eyvazzadeh explains how the procedure can help them have a baby later in life.

    But the medical procedure is also serious and does not always work.

    "That's important to know -- it's a chance, not a guarantee," Eyvazzadeh said. "It does just take one egg, but it has to be the right sperm-egg combo."

    Big tech companies like Facebook and Apple have said they will cover the $15,000 procedure.

    Shreya Pramanick, 22, said freezing her eggs now will allow her to make decisions about family later.

    "I don't want to think about having kids for 15 to 20 years," she said. "And I don't want to be at that age and realize I missed my opportunity."

    For 32-year-old Sierra Cristiano, it's about having a choice.

    "It's not the perfect insurance policy freezing your eggs, but I believe it's a good option," Cristiano said.

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