Additionally, single women in their 30s who have not yet found the right life partner are increasingly choosing to freeze their eggs with the aim of conceiving later in life. Leonard pointed out the statistical differences in monthly conception rates, stating that a 30-year-old has a 20% chance, while a 40-year-old only has a 5% chance.
While UAE regulations allow egg freezing for up to 5 years, with the possibility of extension through the required consent of all parties involved, it is important to note that current legislation restricts the use of frozen eggs only for staff. The law explicitly prohibits donating eggs to family members or using them for surrogacy.
Hazel Leonard emphasized this and stated that people considering egg freezing in the UAE should note that use is currently restricted only to the person who froze the eggs. The law expressly prohibits sperm and egg donation, as well as surrogacy in the United Arab Emirates.