In an effort to keep young enlistees from leaving the military to start families, the Pentagon is offering to freeze & store their eggs and sperm.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says freezing soldiers’ eggs and sperm will “provide greater flexibility for our troops who want to start a family.” He adds it will also give soldiers facing injury “additional peace of mind.”
The Pentagon is going to face some questions mostly the expense of the system. The procedure of freezing eggs can cost northward of $10,000. They are still working out the details of the pilot program but they are estimating it could $150 million over five years.