Apple and Facebook pay female staff to freeze their eggs

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Apple and Facebook pay female staff to freeze their eggs
17th October 2014


It's official, more women are having children later in life.

The Office for National Statistics, for the first time ever, have found more people are having children over the age of 30 than under. 

Tech firms Apple and Facebook have realised this, and have propositioned it's female staff to have children later in life and have offered up a scientific solution.

Both companies are offering to pay their female staff freeze the eggs.
 
So far this is only happening in America. 

They claim that it is their way of attracting more women to that line of work, and for some this could be suitable. Having children is costly, generally people who are older and have a few more years of work behind them could save more money for when it comes to starting a family.

However, by offering this option, it could be argued that women are being pressured into having children later in order to do well in their careers and to get through the 'glass ceiling'.
 

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