Women can freeze eggs in S'pore soon, but doctors say there are risks, motherhood not guaranteed

Women must be properly informed about the procedure's risks and benefits and not be lulled into delaying motherhood. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Before travel curbs were placed due to Covid-19, one or two Singaporeans a month would consult Dr Helena Lim at her clinic in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, seeking to freeze their eggs.

The fertility specialist at the KL Fertility & Gynaecology Centre said: "Most of them are single and some are in stable relationships but they are not ready to tie the knot and start a family yet. These women are well aware that their fertility declines with age and they feel strongly about having their fertility preserved."

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