Where are the men? It’s striking how absent men are in the conversation about fertility, and how much women see fertility as solely their issue. Our Timeless ICM poll revealed that 45% of men under 40 would support a decision for a women they were in a relationship with to freeze her eggs. Could widespread uptake of egg freezing relieve the time pressure on both sexes to find ‘the one’, or perhaps further encourage delaying decision-making?

“It’s very noticeable that when people talk about something like work-life balance, they are all the time thinking about women… Work-life balance is a problem for all of us, it’s a problem for men as well as for women, it’s a problem for all parents, it is a problem for anyone who has caring responsibilities.”  

Anne Phillips, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science, LSE