Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

Woman in first legal challenge against UK’s 10-year limit on egg-freezing

Fertility laws compel clinics to destroy frozen eggs after a decade, irrespective of a woman’s age

A woman who is fighting for her chance to start a family is bringing the first legal challenge in the UK against fertility legislation that places a 10-year time limit on the storage of frozen eggs.

The woman paid to freeze her eggs in 2009 because she was not in a relationship, but hoped to have a baby in the future. However, fertility laws compel clinics to destroy frozen eggs after 10 years, irrespective of a woman’s age or wishes.

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