Offering a medical cover to employees for egg-freezing has found favour with more companies. Accenture India and WeWork India are among the new ones to offer this benefit to their employees. In 2017, only 2% of the Working Mother & Avtar ‘Best Companies for Women’ offered medical cover for egg-freezing. The percentage rose to 5% in 2018 and, in 2020, there were 11% companies (roughly 35 in number) offering the benefit. This indeed provides women the freedom to choose their motherhood window, but the idea is yet to gain traction in India. For women in India, there is a conflict between pursuing career goals versus responding to the societal and familial pressure of childbearing.
Jun 21, 2021, 04:17PM ISTSource: TOI.in