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Women's frozen eggs storage limit in UK

28th Jan 2019
Egg freezing

Recently, the fertility experts and campaigners put 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.

The London Egg Bank together with the London Women’s Clinic, we are the largest provider of egg freezing in the UK, and we believe this storage limit needs to change. We welcome this debate to increase the length of time beyond ten years.

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The UK's anomalous 10-year limit on oocyte storage: time to change the law

28th Nov 2018

'Peter Bowen-Simpkins, Jinjun J Wang, Kamal K Ahuja
There has been a growing recognition in the UK that the statutory storage limit for frozen eggs, which currently stands at 10 years, requires a review.

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Patient pressure: is the tide of cross-border reproductive care beginning to turn?

21st Nov 2018

Two important explanations exist for cross-border reproductive care: restrictive legislation at home and limited access to affordable treatment.

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Professor Nick Macklon on egg freezing

12th Nov 2018

Our Medical director, Professor Nick Macklon, in discussion with Sky New about egg freezing

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Why it’s important to study the social aspects of reproductive technologies

9th Nov 2018
Egg freezing

Dr Zeynep Gurtin, researcher from our partner clinic tells us about her current research on egg freezing and why it’s important to study the social aspects of reproductive technologies.