23 August, 2014 / Shawwal 26, 1435

Caught between traditional expectations and career pressures, working women in Taiwan are increasingly opting to freeze their eggs at fertility clinics as they postpone marriage and motherhood.

Cryotops, which are strips used as storage devices for oocytes and embryos, are seen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.
Cryotops, which are strips used as storage devices for oocytes and embryos, are seen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.
An employee demonstrates the preparation to take eggs with a needle at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the preparation to take eggs with a needle at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to extract eggs in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to extract eggs in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to extract eggs in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to extract eggs in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to extract eggs in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to extract eggs in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to freeze eggs with liquid nitrogen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to freeze eggs with liquid nitrogen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to freeze eggs with liquid nitrogen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee demonstrates the process to freeze eggs with liquid nitrogen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee checks oocytes and embryos (in the sealed test tubes) in tanks filled with liquid nitrogen in a storage room at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee checks oocytes and embryos (in the sealed test tubes) in tanks filled with liquid nitrogen in a storage room at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
An employee checks tanks filled with liquid nitrogen which are used to preserve oocytes and embryos in a storage room at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013.  — Reuters Photo
An employee checks tanks filled with liquid nitrogen which are used to preserve oocytes and embryos in a storage room at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
Cryotops, which are strips used as storage devices for oocytes and embryos, are seen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo
Cryotops, which are strips used as storage devices for oocytes and embryos, are seen in a lab at the e-Stork Reproductive Center in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, August 8, 2013. — Reuters Photo

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