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If Our Bodies Could Talk

A Clinic That Only Freezes Eggs

Sep 15, 2016 | 58 videos
Video by The Atlantic

While Facebook, Google, and a few other companies have agreed to cover the costs of egg freezing for employees, the $10,000 to $15,000 cost isn’t practical for most people. A new fertility clinic in New York City is promising to cut the cost by focusing solely on egg freezing. They promise a $4,990 “all-inclusive” price (though this does not include the costs of hormone treatments and egg storage, which are a few thousand more). Can specialization and competition actually drive down the price of this procedure–without compromising safety? And should it? In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, senior editor James Hamblin visits Extend Fertility to learn more about the idea.

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Authors: Nicolas Pollock, James Hamblin

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