Wednesday, March 6, 2013

India & Egg Freezing

Egg freezing has arrived in New Delhi! Although the procedure is fairly new to India, the concept of women racing against their biological clock is not.

Deepika Gupta is a 35 year old career focused lawyer who is still looking for Mr. Right. In the meantime, she has decided to freeze her eggs.

"Many women are coming forward to preserve their fertility as either they don't want to have a child now or haven't found the right person. Every month we get four-five queries about egg freezing and one or two of them come in for the procedure," says director of the Surrogacy Centre India Healthcare, Shivani Sachdev Gour.

The cost of egg freezing in India is $2,500 - $3,000, which is significantly less than the procedure in the US where it can be as high as $16,000 per cycle.

Egg freezing was originally available only for medical reasons. Offered to cancer patients before going through chemotherapy, it was the best option to preserve their fertility.

Both scientifically and socially we’ve come a long way. Egg freezing is now available to a larger group of woman and like the Pill, is considered a lifestyle choice.

To read more about India's progress on egg freezing, click here.


  1. Is Deepika Gupta the only case of egg freezing in India? I haven't found any other information about egg freezers in India. On the website of Surrogacy Centre India (SCI), they haven't not included "egg freezing" under the services. They just enlisted egg donation there. And the director's quote says that she receives calls of inquiry but no mentions about how many women actually gone through the egg freezing process for having children in the future.
    If anyone knows more about it, I would appreciate getting more information. Or, if anyone could guide me how to get more information on egg freezing in India, please help me on that.


  2. Unfortunately, I don't have any adidtional information for you. The best thing to do would be to contact the clinc directly via phone or email. I noticed that info was listed on their web page. I'm sure they can answer any questions you have.

    1. Thanks Jenni. I will contact the clinic. Please keep posted if you come across any additional information on that.

      Best regards.