'Women need to know their options' about fertility, says TV presenter June Sarpong

'Women need to know their options' about fertility, says TV presenter June Sarpong

The TV presenter spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer

Monday, September 18, 2017

June Sarpong has said women need to have all of their options known to them in regard to their fertility.

The TV presenter, 40, recently admitted she had frozen her eggs and has not ruled out the possibility of becoming a mother. She recently gave an interview where she said women of her generation had prioritised their working careers over becoming parents. 

The practice is become ever more common, with companies like Apple, Facebook and Google offering female staff the chance to freeze their eggs.

Sarpong said women needed to have the necessary knowledge to make their decisions.

She told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "I’m an outspoken feminist, but I’m also a realist.

"Technology hasn’t advanced to the degree whereby women no longer have a biological clock. I think if you want children, if it’s important, a passion of yours, you have to factor it in.

"We need to be honest with women. If this is something you want, when you hit an age where it can become an issue, make it a priority.

"I just think we need to have honest conversations about fertility and we need to give women all of their options."

Listen above.

Comments