Halsey is taking the step to freeze her eggs after suffering from a miscarriage and living with the often painful condition endometriosis, People reports. Typically a decision women make as they get older, Halsey acknowledges it might seem like an odd choice for a 23-year-old to make, but she ultimately has her health in mind.
"I'm going to freeze my eggs. And when I tell people that, they’re like, 'You're 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?'" she said. "Doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because I'm fortunate enough to have that as an option, but I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, about protecting myself."
Halsey shared last year that she suffered from endometriosis, detailing the long and frustrating process of even being diagnosed. After collapsing outside of her tour bus, she finally connected with a doctor who was able to properly diagnosed the condition. "The thing with endometriosis is that it comes down to that doctors can tend to minimize the female experience when it comes to dealing with it," she explained. "A lot of the time they can make you think it’s in your head."
A few months after being diagnosed, she suffered a miscarriage while performing. "I was on tour, and I found out I was pregnant. And before I could really figure out what that meant to me and what that meant for my future, for my career, for my life, for my relationship, the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert," the singer said.
Following that, she received surgery and says she "feels much better" a year later. "Reproductive illness is so frustrating because it can really make you feel like less of a woman," she said, also saying she was confident with her decision to freeze her eggs. "Taking these measures, so that hopefully I can have a bright future and achieve the things that I want to achieve by doing the ovarian reserve is really important."