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EGG FREEZING: THE NEW WAY TO THE TOP?

Saturday 21 October: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Department of Sociology, Seminar Room, Free School Lane , CB2 3QA

Egg freezing has previously been used to preserve fertility, mainly for medical reasons. However, increasingly, egg freezing is becoming of interest to women for social and professional reasons. Companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple have employee benefits to cover the cost of IVF and egg freezing in an effort to recruit and retain talented women in their workforces. In this context, speakers will discuss the implications egg freezing is projected to have for career progression, reproductive practices, and motherhood, if the technology is implemented more widely.
The discussion will be Chaired by Prof. Sarah Franklin, the Director of the ReproSoc Study Group. Speakers will include Prof. Wendy Sigle from LSE, Dr Lucy van de Wiel (ReproSoc) and Dr Jude Browne (Centre for Gender Studies), both from the University of Cambridge. Each speaker will present for 20 minutes, following which there will be 30 minutes for Q&A with discussion.

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Age: Adults, Other, Talk, Arrive on time, Free