If you haven't heard, there are some people that have serious beef with China and their egg freezing policies. And yes, I'm one of them.
Why? You ask?
It all started this summer when Xu Jinglei, actor and director, unapologetically shared that she froze her eggs in the United States. Unfortunately, this was not well received in China for two reasons: her age and marital status. She's 41 and single.
China's Ministry of Health has set some new boundaries for egg freezing: "Chinese couples interested in using assisted reproductive technology must present their marriage certificate, identity cards and birth permits and prove that at least one partner is suffering from fertility difficulties if they want to use the technology."
Wait a minute. It's my understanding that single Chinese women don't receive birth permits and for obvious reasons don't have marriage certificates. Is the Ministry of Health saying that unmarried women are not allowed to go through the egg freezing process?
Hello? Anyone? Bueller?