Egg freezing in the UK
Bioethics Briefing Note
Concerns have been expressed about the trivialisation of SEF in media coverage, along with social media influencers’ promotion of SEF, and the use of algorithms that target women with SEF adverts. Some clinics have been criticised for irresponsible marketing strategies, such as events where SEF is discussed over prosecco. Research suggests women can feel pressure to freeze to avoid blaming themselves later. It is important that marketing strategies consider such research so that women’s anxieties are not exploited.