The Real Reason Women Freeze Their Eggs Isn't Career Growth

Vessels containing women's frozen egg cells Photograph by Lex Van Lieshout/AFP via Getty Images

The news on Tuesday that Facebook and Apple will cover egg freezing for female employees has already received the requisite hashing and rehashing online. It has been alternately praised as forward-thinking empowerment and condemned for the implication that it will pressure young women to soldier on through their childbearing years. (You can have kids when you die. Promise.)

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