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Religious Issues about Egg Freezing for Single, Orthodox Jewish Women

by Kate Silverman

When a young Orthodox Jewish girl opens the chapter of dating, she first focuses on finding ‘Mr. Right,’ as does every young woman. But, as time goes by, the question of ‘when will I find Mr. Right?’ starts to morph into ‘will I ever be a mother? The pressure of the biological clock adds to the already present social and societal pressures for finding Mr. Right. Meanwhile, as the search for Mr. Right continues, fertility slowly starts to decline. . . should a woman electively freeze her eggs to preserve her fertility? In addition to the logistical, emotional and financial issues, an Orthodox Jewish woman may need to face ethical and religious dilemmas. Click to read the full article.