ITV News – Egg Freezing law, time for a change?

It was International Women’s Day earlier this week. This ITV news article discusses the issues of egg freezing law in the UK.

Currently egg freezing can only be carried out on the NHS if it’s for medical reasons. Women wanting the procedure for so-called social reasons can only have their eggs frozen for 10-years. Campaigners say the law has to catch up with science.

Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith. Medical Director at The Agora Clinic explains how the law originally came about, and supports the view that it is time to change egg freezing law in the UK.

The Agora Clinic offers a range of fertility preservation services, with a fast track pathway for oncology patients and for people who are transitioning, as well as people preserving their fertility for social reasons.

Egg freezing for oncology patients

We’ll offer you an appointment within 48 hours of you contacting us. We will carry out a rapid assessment of your situation and discuss your options for fertility preservation and storage.

Social Egg Freezing

If you’re worried about your biological clock but aren’t yet ready to start a family, we offer a Social Egg Freezing program. 

Sperm freezing for oncology patients

Sperm can be frozen on the same day. We offer alternative methods of sperm collection if you difficulty producing sperm.

Fertility preservation before transitioning

We believe that all trans and non-binary people should be given the option to preserve their fertility.

Human Fertilisation Embryo Authority

The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) provides addition information for patients on their website.

Fertility Preservation Services

Fertility preservation gives you the option of becoming a parent in the future, if you wish. We can freeze eggs, sperm or embryos in a number of different situations.

We have a fast track pathway for oncology patients who are about to undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy and wish to freeze their eggs or sperm to preserve their fertility.

We also help people who are transitioning, as well as people preserving their fertility for social reasons.

More fertility preservation articles

Fertility Preservation Services

Social Egg Freezing

If you’re worried about your biological clock but aren’t yet ready to start a family, we offer a Social Egg Freezing program. 

Egg freezing for oncology patients

We’ll offer you an appointment within 48 hours of you contacting us. They will carry out a rapid assessment of your situation and discuss your options for fertility preservation and storage.

Fertility preservation before transitioning

We believe that all trans and non-binary people should be given the option to preserve their fertility.

Human Fertilisation Embryo Authority

More information about egg freezing can be found on the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) website.