UK’s NHS Could Allow Women’s Eggs to Be Frozen for Over a Decade

UK’s NHS Could Allow Women’s Eggs to Be Frozen for Over a Decade

A new Daily Mail article highlights the dramatic increase in IVF amongst UK women within the last decade: treatment cycles with frozen eggs increased from 410 in 2012 1,462 in 2017.  

The National Health System currently imposes a time limit of ten years for women to store their eggs (excluding cancer patients and prematurely infertile women) – after that, the eggs must be used for fertility or they will be destroyed.  

Amending the policy could allow women to exercise their reproductive and social choices (i.e. finding the right partner without a time constraint). Before any changes are to be made, the government is currently reviewing how this rule is affecting the current population. 

No matter how brief or long you decide to keep your eggs frozen, CryoStork® Powered by Cryoport® provides safe and secure shipment of your specimen to your destination with a peace of mind.  

Read the full article here. 

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