Re-scheduling Motherhood

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There’s nothing new about women who want to have children delaying pregnancy until they’re actually ready. Now it’s easier than ever to beat the biological clock by freezing a woman’s eggs while they’re still viable, so she can have her kids later on. Facebook and Apple will provide insurance to cover a very expensive procedure. Advocates say that’s “family friendly.” But others call it a way to avoid paying for family leave, childcare and flexible work schedules, and some doubt that it’s safe or effective.

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