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Facebook and Apple will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

Maybe women can have it all?

That's the message Apple and Facebook are sending their female employees, offering them financial assistance to freeze their eggs, which would theoretically allow them to get pregnant at a later age. The perk is being billed as a way for women to focus on their careers without the biological pressure to bear children, and is part of a growing "perk arms race" to attract and retain top female talent in Silicon Valley.

Egg-freezing is certainly not cheap: each round, which typically consists of 10 frozen eggs, costs a cool $10,000, according to NBC News. Plus, it costs $500 annually to store them.