A Chinese woman in China is suing a hospital for refusing to freeze her eggs because she is unmarried.
n unmarried Chinese woman filed a suit against a hospital on Monday for rejecting her request to undergo a medical procedure to freeze her eggs due to her marital status, in China’s first legal challenge of a woman fighting for her reproductive rights.
According to China’s laws on human assisted reproduction, only married couples can use such health services, and they must be able to prove their marital status by showing a marriage license.
Teresa Xu, 31, visited the Beijing Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital at Capital Medical University in November 2018, wanting to freeze her eggs while she focused on her career as a writer on gender issues.
A woman’s eggs deteriorate in quality as she ages, presenting obstacles to conception among older women. Through a medical procedure, a woman’s eggs can be removed from her ovaries and frozen for use at a later time.
Xu, from northeastern Heilongjiang province, said on her first visit to the hospital for a checkup, the doctor asked about her marital status and urged her to have a child now instead of freezing her eggs.
Upon her second visit, the doctor told her she could not proceed any further.
“I came here for a professional service, but instead I got someone who was urging me to put aside my work and to have a child first,” she said. “I have already received a lot of this pressure in this society, this culture.”
When asked by Reuters to comment, the hospital declined, saying it could not speak to international media. (source)
China is going through many social and political changes right now that are going to have a long-term impact with major consequences.
I noted from recent news that China, which once declared overpopulation to be an emergency that she wanted to provide a “remedy” to through eugenics, has been bearing its rotten fruits and the government is desperately trying to reverse the problem but with no successes yet as birthrates continue to fall and half of China’s 1.3 billion strong people are now over 60 even in spite of government “official” statistics. Considering how the forced population controls also resulted in the favoring of boys over girls, there is now a ratio of 140 men for 100 women when marriageable age ranges are considered that can produce children, and with the increase in wealth has also come the support of western-type feminism and other ideas that are attacking the unit of marriage and the family to such a point that many Chinese are not even going on dates, let along considering marriage, getting marriage, or starting families.
In this case, a Chinese woman is attempting to freeze her eggs because while she is over thirty, she presumably wants to have children in the future, but still is not married. The issue is not whether or not she will have children, which even with any sort of egg freezing will become increasingly unlikely, but it is that China is officially showing signs of following the worst parts of “western” degenerate behavior, which likewise suggests that the social rot may be far worse than what it appears.
There is a concern among many people that China is going to be a major threat for the future, and China certainly will put forth a strong effort to try and become an “empire”. However, as the patterns of history show, China often times does things that cause her to fall dramatically short of her goals just at the very time she begins to have the potential to become a world power. In this case, her decades-long embrace of eugenics and her extremely repressive measures against her population without any sort of sound reason or sense of order are going to come back to haunt her, for she is doing what she historically has done, which is instead of directing her energies outside of herself towards her neighbors, in the name of racism and nationalism she begins to attack her own people for not being “Chinese” enough, which results in her own self-evisceration and eventual weakening so that when conflict does come, no matter how large her army is, it simply falls apart and she goes back into slavery to a foreign or in some cases a repeating series of foreign masters.
Japan is facing a similar problem too as population rates continue to fall not because of government policy, but because people simply do not want to have children because they do not see a real purpose to their existence any more and tend to live for themselves. The US has a similar problem, but it is far more advanced in Japan and is also having consequences. However, given Japan’s history as an imperial power, it is yet to be seen how this will affect potential desires or plans for a war with her neighbors to her west.
China has been and will continue to beat the drums of war for her nation as long as she will be able to. However, China also is a nation who cannot feed her own people, and due to her miserable national planning and abuse of farmland that has lead her to become dependent on foreign imports in order to feed her people when she would otherwise have the capacity to do so and become a net food exporter instead of a food importer, China is now scrambling to lower tariff prices on pork and other essential commodities, especially from the US, not because she wants to buy from her, but because she has no choice lest she face a population of hungry people, something which history demonstrates consistently make poor subjects to rule over and are known to start revolutions.
She can barely maintain her own internal affairs. While she may have some military might, her problems is likely going to be keeping order in her own nation and trying to maintain internal stability as a result of wholly self-inflicted problems while keeping “foreign invaders” out as her historical enemies crash at the gates of China just as they have done for centuries.