Those women request egg freezing to preserve their fertility. Experts say that the demand for egg freezing in a country like the UK has soared by 400 percent in the last year alone.

The woman have her own eggs frozen and stored.

The eggs are re-installed in the body when the woman is ready for childbearing.

Many international firms now pay for egg freezing of their employees.

On Inside Story, a discussion on the risks associated with egg freezing.

Presenter: Richelle Carey

Guests:

Dominic Stoop - Medical Director at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at UZ Brussel, a university in the Belgian capital.

Josephine Quintavalle - Director of Corethics, an organisation which focuses on ethical dilemma of human reproduction issues.

Source: Al Jazeera