Q. I’m 35 and still unattached. Should I consider freezing my eggs?
A. That’s a very personal decision, but yes, it’s something you should think about. Right now egg-freezing is still in its early stages of practical use. But for a woman your age who’s not in a relationship and doesn’t see that situation changing in the near future or a woman who’s career-oriented and not interested in getting pregnant for a while, it’s something to consider. Also, younger women who are tested and find that they have a low ovarian reserve—meaning few viable eggs left in the ovaries—might want to consider egg freezing as well. However, women who are married or in a stable relationship should think about freezing embryos (fertilized eggs) instead, since the pregnancy rate using them is higher.