The growing list of Hollywood celebrities who have been candid about their assisted fertility journeys and egg freezing now includes X-Men: Apocalypse actress Olivia Munn. Last month Olivia Munn revealed during her appearance on Anna Faris’ podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified that she “froze a bunch of [her] eggs.”
She explained that after turning 35, she knew she was high risk so she decided to freeze her eggs even after receiving positive results from her ovarian reserve test, which determines the quantity of eggs you currently have.
“You know, you actually have a lot of eggs. You’re really lucky,” Munn’s doctor told her.
But unfortunately a friend of hers, who is the same age, received different results. Her friend “had the egg count of a 50-year-old,” highlighting the individualized experiences people have with fertility, no matter the age. In fact, as you age, the eggs that you were born with steadily decline in quantity and quality, significantly decreasing a woman’s ability to conceive.
Olivia Munn on the Rising Popularity of Egg Freezing
Olivia Munn encourages all women to become knowledgeable about freezing their eggs, since “it’s no longer on the experimental list, and I think that every girl should do it. For one, you don’t have to race the clock anymore. You don’t have to worry about it—worry about your job or anything. It’s there.”
As the average age of women becoming first-time mothers increases, egg freezing is becoming a viable option for women who want to capture their fertility at its peak. At Shady Grove Fertility’s Egg Freezing Program, we encourage women between the ages of 30 to 40 to freeze their eggs, giving them more options for the future with a higher quality set of eggs.
Financial Programs at Shady Grove Fertility Make Egg Freezing Realistic
Although some may have a preconceived notion that the cost of egg freezing can be prohibitive and solely for women like Olivia Munn who have the financial resources, in actuality, the number of women freezing their eggs continues to rise. Since 2013, SGF’s Egg Freezing Program has seen over a 1,000 women who wanted to electively freeze their eggs. Some of these women have used financial programs such as Assure Fertility, which guarantees either a certain number of eggs or cycles (whichever comes first) based on the amount of children a woman wants to have, depending on her age.
For more information about egg freezing and SGF’s success rates for women returning to use their frozen eggs, call 1-877-411-9292 to speak with one of our New Patient Liaisons. You can also fill out this form to schedule an egg freezing appointment, or register for one of our upcoming patient educational events.