We are now do­ing re­search and hope for co­op­er­a­tion [with SCRC] when ev­ery­thing is ready.”

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in­fer­til­ity prob­lems or can­cer are al­lowed to have their eggs frozen be­cause of con­cerns about egg traf­fick­ing.

Be­sides the le­gal con­sid­er­a­tions, med­i­cal ex­perts are con­cerned about the po­ten­tial risks to women’s health.

The safety and ef­fec­tive­ness of the pro­ce­dure have not been clear in China, be­cause it is still in the clin­i­cal re­search stage, ac­cord­ing to the ma­ter­nal and child health ser­vices depart­ment of China’s Na­tional Health and Fam­ily Plan­ning Com­mis­sion.

The prac­tice has been per­formed in China for less than 10 years and only on a small scale, Li Rong, a doc­tor with the re­pro­duc­tive cen­ter of Pek­ing Univer­sity Third Hos­pi­tal, told the Bei­jing Morn­ing Post. The cen­ter con­ducts no more than 100 egg-freez­ing treat­ments ev­ery year.

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