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Frozen eggs give birth to heated debate by celebrities online

( Updated: 2015-08-04 14:54

"Egg freezing technology is the only way for me to go back and rectify my decision of not having babies now if I later regret this decision,"said Xu at that time.

In response to CCTV's post explaining China's denial of access to the technology to single women, Xu expressed her unhappiness at the move by sarcastically commenting that now there is a new creature in the world called Chinese single women.

Her view found support in Han Han,an intellectual and best-selling author, who forwarded CCTV’s post and wondered whether a woman must get married before she can have a baby and whether a woman has the right to dispose of her own eggs freely and whether she has the right to exercise her own reproduction rights.

"Why is having a baby bound up with getting married?" asked Han.

However, some experts claim that the reproductive technology poses health risks.

The recovery rate of frozen eggs after thawing is 70 percent to 80 percent in contrast with the more mature technology of frozen embryos whose recovery rate is more than 95 percent, said Sun Xiaoxi, a doctor at Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University.

Frozen eggs may also leave uncertain effects on offsprings and the procedure of retrieving eggs may cause women complications such as hemorrhage, inflammation and ovarian function damage.

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