Apple and Facebook Pay for Female Employees: Freeze Eggs for Career Gain
The two gigantic and powerful communication technology companies, the Apple and the Facebook are offering big maternity benefits for its top employees. It provides bountiful compensation for its women employees who are willing to submit themselves to egg freezing procedures.
This has been launched by Facebook and will be implemented next year by the company. Apple will give $20,000 for women executives that will submit to the procedure of freezing their eggs. While the Facebook offers cash bonus of $4,000 and paid maternity leave for 18 weeks.
According to a reliable head of Reproductive Endocrinology from a popular sanatorium more and more women now prefer to undergo egg freezing and has been proven to be effective in developing new babies. However the cost of this procedure where the egg is stored in the CryoLeaf is expensive which ranges up to $10,000 plus storage fees of $500 every year that it is stored.
This egg freezing procedure is an option that is offered for women who are career oriented and who do not want pregnancy to affect their rising career. This superfluous surrogate compensation was also based on the study where men are earning more compared to women who are having their children and made them work for lesser hours.
This fertility treatment has been raised to promote the career of the company's workforce specifically women. Medical experts have recommended for its patients to freeze 20 eggs which is equivalent to two sets of egg freezing procedure. This doubles the costs of the treatment which these technology companies are very much willing to provide through the maternity benefits. This artificial child bearing process enables women to reproduce child and at the same time continue on improving their career.
This type of process in raising new generation of siblings raises speculations and if it is not going against the proper norms of spending time in developing and rearing a child. However these two companies are just letting women know the possibility of having a child without disrupting the career path of the female workforce.
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