Dr. Betsy McCormick Discusses Egg Freezing and the Possibility of Your Employer Paying for the Procedure

Dr. Timothy Yeko Performs Robotic Surgery at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital using the the da Vinci® Surgical System
May 19, 2015
Companies offer to pay for female employees to freeze eggs
May 19, 2015

By Christie Post

TAMPA – Freezing you eggs could now mean freeing your career.

Two tech giants, Facebook and Apple, are offering cryopreservation for female employees. It’s part of a growing trend to give employees better perks and recruit new hires.

For women, the benefit is a way to rewind the fertility clock that is ticking.

But freezing your eggs can cost nearly $10,000, sometimes up to $20,000.

We’ve seen Kim Kardashian do it on reality TV.

“I’m glad I’m freezing my eggs. I am glad I am being proactive. I want to make sure when the time is right I want to be prepared,” said Kardashian on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Nikki Bella, a WWE diva, did it too.

“I’m freezing my eggs. I’m going to be 31 soon,” said Bella.

Dr. Betsy McCormick at the Reproductive Medicine Group says she is seeing more women in Tampa Bay follow suit.

“We’ve had some people here in town and I definitely have a lot of patients interested in it,” said McCormick.

The companies the women work at locally are paying for it – a costly procedure.