Today, there are many different ways to have a family. One option includes freezing eggs, which has long been perceived as taboo by society.
To help break the stigma, AMP partnered with Seattle Reproductive Medicine (SRM), one of the nation’s top fertility care centers, to document the family planning journeys of WNBA Champions Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart.
Fifteen years apart and at different stages in their careers, Seattle Storm teammates Bird and Stewart both made the decision to pursue egg-freezing treatments in the midst of recovering from sports-related injuries. Both of these women have openly discussed their journeys in an effort to normalize egg-freezing, as well as called attention to the importance of encouraging career-focused women to understand all of the options available to them when it comes to family planning.
Available on SRM’s YouTube Channel, this episodic video series provides an in-depth look at how Bird and Stewart each came to the decision to freeze their eggs, as well as their reasoning behind working with SRM’s fertility care providers.
How has this helped combat egg-freezing stigma? Not only have these videos reached an audience of over 12K viewers, but Dr. Nichole M. Barker of Seattle Reproductive Medicine stated that “Sue and Breanna are really helping to take down the stigma of ’if I do this I don’t want anyone to know about it’” in reference to freezing eggs.
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