'Missing men' and 'leftover women'


Career women have long been thought to be putting motherhood on ice because they choose their job over a baby.

However most women who freeze their eggs are doing so not because of their career but because they cannot find a similarly successful man.

The claim was made following reports that women are a third more likely to attend university than men in the UK.

These highly educated women, who pay around £5,000 each for egg freezing, are described in a new study as the ‘leftover women’ amid a generation of ‘missing men’.


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