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SlideshowWiCipedia: IVF Woes & Changing an Archetype

ErynLeavens 5/13/2016 | 12:53:08 PM
Re: IVF study Just found this list of companies that offer infertility benefits. They don't necessarily cover everything, but some cover quite a bit, and there are a lot of them! http://www.inciid.org/companies-that-may-offer-infertility-benefits

I think the option to freeze eggs is a lot like some of the fancy perks that the bigger tech companies offer employees: napping pods, dry cleaning, hair cutting, etc. They sure sound enticing and like they would make life a whole lot easier, but the goal seems to be for that to actually become your life so you never leave work, which kind of sounds like the worst goal ever. No work-life balance there!
Sarah Thomas 5/13/2016 | 9:43:36 AM
IVF study The IVF study is really interesting and surprising. I can't imagine it's a strong correlation, but still notable findings. I do think it's sort of a double-edged sword that some companies offer the ability to freeze your eggs. It's a nice perk if you need it, but isn't it also admitting a work-life balance isn't possible at that company? I can appreciate that every woman has different desires, timelines and circumstances, however.

Companies that pay for your IFV treatment, on the other hand, are awesome. (Do those exist in the US?) It's unbelievably expensive, and it's something a lot of women will grapple with.
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