With Covid-19 restrictions making dating difficult in Hong Kong, Julie decided to freeze her eggs. But while any woman can freeze her eggs in Hong Kong, only those in a heterosexual marriage are allowed to fertilise them. Illustration: Henry Wong
With Covid-19 restrictions making dating difficult in Hong Kong, Julie decided to freeze her eggs. But while any woman can freeze her eggs in Hong Kong, only those in a heterosexual marriage are allowed to fertilise them. Illustration: Henry Wong
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Body ‘destroyed’ to avoid freezing eggs in Hong Kong, and US$130,000 wasted: woman’s painful journey after relationship break-up at 34

  • Social distancing cut Julie off from the Hong Kong dating scene after her 10-year relationship ended, with her biological clock ticking loudly
  • Discriminatory local laws regarding who can fertilise their frozen eggs saw Julie try freezing her eggs abroad, but complications pushed her back to Hong Kong

With Covid-19 restrictions making dating difficult in Hong Kong, Julie decided to freeze her eggs. But while any woman can freeze her eggs in Hong Kong, only those in a heterosexual marriage are allowed to fertilise them. Illustration: Henry Wong
With Covid-19 restrictions making dating difficult in Hong Kong, Julie decided to freeze her eggs. But while any woman can freeze her eggs in Hong Kong, only those in a heterosexual marriage are allowed to fertilise them. Illustration: Henry Wong
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