Editor's note: This segment originally broadcast on April 16, 2021.

It’s still too soon to know all the ways the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape our decisions about life and family, but one facet is that many women have decided to protect their reproductive future by freezing their eggs.

About a decade ago, egg freezing was considered an experimental procedure. Today, it's a relatively common procedure thousands of women choose each year.

During the pandemic, the number of women electing to postpone pregnancy by freezing their eggs has surged. Why? And will their choices have a broader impact long term?


Nina Resetkova, reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF

John Petrozza, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center

Nikki Richardson, former egg freezing patient