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Egg Freezing

The current limit is seen as unfair and will be challenged as discriminatory, in a new case being brought.

Recently there have been stories in the news about egg-freezing, which cause people to question the ethical validity of women sharing their eggs – in other words, donating them to women in need.

 

Recently we worked with the BBC on their egg freezing documentary. You can see their video here, and the audio version goes out on Radio 4 at 5pm today (Tuesday 19th March).

On International Women’s Day it’s a good opportunity for us as a clinic to reflect on how things have changed for women and their fertility choices. 

Baroness Nicola Blackwood, junior minister for innovation in the Department of Health and Social Care has acknowledged that there is a lack of evidence to back up the current time limit on egg freezing

Egg freezing can seem like a simple solution for women who know they want to be a mum in the future but not now. Trisha Patel, one of our fertility coaches at the LWC shares how we can provide support to women who are freezing their eggs.

You may have seen the news about fertility experts and campaigners putting pressure on the government to change the law about the length of time women can store their frozen eggs. Currently, this storage time limit is ten years for women who freeze their eggs for social reasons.

Professor Nick Macklon, Medical Director of the London Women's Clinic, discusses the increase in women freezing their eggs as a "Plan B" on Sky News

Dr Zeynep Gurtin, Venessa Smith and Dr Kamal Ahuja of the London Women's Clinic discuss the ethical and social aspects of egg freezing and the concerns regarding the 10 year storage limit for frozen eggs. 

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