臨床現場で使える英語:産婦人科・助産師・女性総合編 – What you need to know about freezing your eggs「卵子凍結保存」#7

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What you need to know about freezing your eggs

卵子凍結保存に関して知っておくべきこと。

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  • feel devastating as a woman(女性として打ちのめされた気持ち)とは文脈でどのような意味?
  • it’s alleviated that stress of me trying to find Mr. Right for now(最高のパートナーを見つけようとするストレスから当面解放してくれる)とは文脈でどのような意味?

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elective egg freezing 選択的卵子凍結
cost, detailed considerations, accessibility 費用、諸々の検討事項、アクセスしやすさ
go through 経験する
be developed in the 1980s 発達した(受け身)
it lost its experimental status 実験ステータスを 脱した
taxing on your body 身体に 負担を強いる
reality happens 現実が 起こる
fibroid 《医》子宮筋腫
women doctor 女医
proactively
that’s a call to action
benefits versus risks
this is not a guarantee
reproductive health
likelihood
ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
a risk of infection
a big deal
balance the risks
getting blood work done
a vaginal ultrasound
injections
a surgical procedure at the end of the process
uninsured
seeking fertility care
a shift in paradigm
got so much pushback from people
anti-religion
intimate
it is so worth
anti-malarian hormone is an indicator of your egg reserve
fertility drugs
order
my trigger date
retrieve my eggs
refrigerator
sharing your personal journeys
de-stigmatize
an empowering conversation

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  1. egg freezing boomはいつ何故おこった?
  2. shop until you find the right oneとはどういったアドバイス?
  3. the average cost of egg freezing 卵子凍結の平均的コストは?
  4. what’s the good age, what’s the wrong age 何歳でやるのを推奨する?

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here we’re going to turn (now) to what (we think) is a very important conversation

to possibly give some information

maybe not enough as out there on this particular topic

we’re talking about elective egg freezing

the process has been on the rise since 2012 even bigger increase during the pandemic

and many women still found there’s a lack of information available out there on the topic

that’s right and the most recent issue of cosmopolitan magazine featured
a breakdown of what women need to know about elective egg freezing
with input from dozens of experts doctors

and the real women on why they choose to do it

the cost, detailed considerations, accessibility and oh so much more

so today we brought together a panel to shed some light on the topic

and share their own personal journey with egg freezing

so joining us now is our very own chief medical correspondent dr jen ashton

along with editor-in-chief of cosmopolitan magazine jessica pells and abc news contributor alicia quarles

welcome everyone and jessica

i’m going to start with you because we just said this the u.s

we’ve been talking about this egg freezing boom for a while now
especially during the pandemic as you started your own journey
despite this boom you noticed that there was a real lack in information
for what women could access

tell us about what you found

well so we are the first generation of women to really have access to this option

our mothers didn’t go through this
egg freezing was developed in the 1980s but it wasn’t until 2012 that it lost its experimental status
and became more widely accessible to women across the country

so for women now who are going through it
the likelihood is that they’re the first person (they know) who has done this thing

what i found when i went through it in january of this year is that
it’s not a decision you make lightly

it’s expensive it’s complicated it’s very taxing on your body is that what you found

alicia i had no idea we worked together now here about a year

it’s not like it’s the first thing you would mention that had a lunch or anything
but you recently went through this

and to her point did you find that you were piecemealing googling youtubing and
where did you get your information a thousand percent and this was over years

i’m 39 now i first start to freeze my eggs at 34 and i was with somebody for
13 years married for seven

it’s never my wildest dreams that i think i’d even have to be freezing my eggs

but reality happens and my sister and friends were like
look freeze your eggs, you want to be a mom

i went to a doctor that was recommended years ago
he was very you’ve got time
don’t do it now
i went back to him this past year
he goes oh you have a fibroid sorry you can’t do it and it felt devastating as a woman

but i talked to other friends my friend valerie recommended the right doctor
that’s important women doctor
shop until you find the right one

generation next fertility

she goes don’t worry about your fibroid we’re doing this and i did it um and
it was the best thing that i ever did but information is really not out there

wow and so dr jen yes for women who are out there considering it thinking
hey i’m of that age i want to do this what should they be weighing
in terms of risks and we know the benefits but what are the risks involved

well i think first of all obgyns should be having this conversation with women in their 20s proactively
so that’s the first thing and so that’s a call to action for within the medical community and within
the field of women’s health you know and in terms of the risks uh you know
because we’ve been working together for so long

it’s always about benefits versus risks

i think the first thing is for women to realize this is not a guarantee
but it is a incredibly empowering proactive step for your reproductive health
that you can take

there’s physical risks even though they’re low
likelihood something called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

there’s a small risk of infection obviously
we’ve talked about the financial risks
they’re also psychological and emotional risk this is not like going to get a haircut or a manicure
it can be a big deal or it can be a process that’s over in a period of two months

but you always have to balance the risks yes is that kind of what you did
it sounds like you were such a student and

now you’re trying to pass along what you learned and put it in one place but
still what what i guess surprised you that you really want to convey

it seem like so many factors but still is there something that stands out to you for a
woman that’s listening now that hey you need to hear this part that maybe
surprised you i would say the first is how complicated it is

there are endless steps
there are excessive doctors appointments
you’re getting blood work done every other day
you’re having a vaginal ultrasound every other day
there are injections that you have to give yourself or have a partner give you

there is a surgical procedure at the end of the process that they put you under for

so there’s a lot
it’s an action-packed month i’ll say that

the second is how expensive it is the average cost of egg freezing for someone
who is uninsured is fifteen thousand dollars

and eighty percent of the people seeking fertility care right now are uninsured

so one of the things we really wanted to do was give them a lot of resources to help them fund this process

there’s a company called stork club that will advocate on your behalf to your
company to help them expand their coverage to include fertility

there’s a company called freeze that will help you cost compare across clinics online

there’s even a company called my egg bank that will cover the cost of your
cycle in exchange for some of your eggs

but you know what jessica i’m glad to hear you use the term fertility care
because i think that really represents a shift in paradigm that we have started in this country
and with talks like this from treating infertility to being proactive about fertility to deal with
an issue before it becomes a problem

so alicia why was it so important for you to share your story to that end in changing that paradigm

well i think um you hit it early

the doctors don’t tell you freeze your eggs in your early 30s or late 20s

tj to your point we’ve all worked together for a year and you all didn’t
really know i was going through the process because i was sharing it on
social media

and i stopped because i got so much pushback from people being like
you’re overly sharing you know why are you doing this some people were very religious

and they thought that it was anti-religion that i was doing this
my own mother who i love and adore she can believe i was going to talk about this today

because it’s so intimate but that’s the point we have to talk about it

knowledge is power
so i want women to know it’s not scary
ask questions of your doctor
it does cost a lot of money even if you’re insured

but it is so worth it’s alleviated that stress of me trying to find mr right for now

well i’m feeling a little better i can see the emotion in your face and
this is you know such a personal decision for everyone

and it shouldn’t be about what other people think
but i’m curious dr jen and i’m going to ask this of all of you for women who are watching at home
who are wondering you know what’s the good age what’s the wrong age like where and when
and how do you start

should you start well i think anywhere from 25 to 35 there’s no one right age

my own daughter who’s almost 22 plans to do this in her mid-20s and i’ve totally
supported her in that

you know again you don’t want to have that stress medically
biologically or physically to say oh my gosh i’m running out of time

so taking care of it before it becomes a problem
that that’s the you know the way to do things in overall health

jessica i wish i had done this earlier i am 34 about to be 35 and

when i found out that you can test your level anti-malarian hormone is an
indicator of your egg reserve

you can test that level at any time i was absolutely shocked

i thought that getting insight into my fertility was some difficult shrouded thing

but the truth is it’s there if we just ask for it and

so i certainly wish that i had started and thought to ask that question earlier alicia

and then i think also just talk to your friends those fertility drugs

each drug that i would order is a thousand dollars and my doctors are great
don’t order them all at once but then suddenly if you run out you have to have them

but it was my trigger date
it was my time to you know retrieve my eggs and

now i’m stuck with thousands of dollars of medicine

that i hopefully won’t use again in my refrigerator
i want to help another woman out and figure out what to do with that

but it’s just things they don’t tell you wow wow so great

um ladies thank you uh look this is an incredibly
i’ve never sat and had a conversation like this

certainly haven’t seen a lot on tv uh like this but you all are sharing your personal
journeys and to de-stigmatize what we’re talking about here

um so thank you
good to have you here in studio alicia
we’ll see you very very soon

dr jen thank you as well an empowering conversation
thank you for all of that

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