July 15, 2020 by Corinne Sullivan
Whether you’re freezing your eggs for medical or nonmedical reasons, fertility preservation is complicated, which is what makes it so expensive. “There are costs for the consultation, egg harvesting, medication, and storage,” said Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, an ob-gyn and the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. The cost of freezing your eggs varies depending not only on your insurance coverage, but also on how long you store your eggs. According to FertilityIQ, a single egg freezing cycle will cost you an average of $11,000 for treatment (which includes monitoring, egg retrieval, and anesthesia), $5,000 for medication, and $2,000 for storage (assuming five years of storage with the first year free and $500 for the additional four years), which comes to a total of $18,000.
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