A scientist and broadcaster told how she had frozen her eggs ‘to side-step her biological clock’ – and urged other women in their 30s to consider doing the same.
She said: ‘I strongly believe that all women in their mid to late 30s should be made aware of the risks of waiting too long to try for a family … and, more importantly, that there’s no shame in freezing your eggs.
‘Thanks to modern science we have the opportunity to take a look at our biological clocks and side-step them for long enough to give ourselves a chance of motherhood that otherwise might not have been possible.’
The “top scientist” is Dr Emily Grossman, a TV personality on a British science show. The similarities to Wendy Griffith are uncanny:
- Griffith is a TV presenter for Christian Broadcasting Network, while Grossman is a TV presenter for the secular religion, science.
- Both women have set themselves up as role models other women should follow to attain marriage (Griffith) and motherhood (Grossman), even though both have failed to achieve these goals.
- Both use a poor understanding of their respective religions to not only justify their own bad decisions, but urge gullible young women to follow in their footsteps.
In line with the last bullet point, The Mail explains that Grossman’s strategy is a very low percentage bet (emphasis mine):
…official figures show only around 15 per cent of IVF cycles using frozen eggs are successful – and just 60 babies have been born from frozen eggs since 2001.
This makes it a tight competition for which woman is offering worse advice. Is it 53 year old never married Griffith, explaining to young Christian women that if they hold out long enough God will give them their perfect husband? Or is it 38 year old childless Grossman, explaining that science allows women to focus their fertile years on their careers without losing the opportunity to conceive?
Edit: According to USC Fertility, approximately 5,000 babies have been born worldwide from frozen eggs.