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Current discussions about 'Freeze and Share'

12th Apr 2019
Egg freezing

Recently there have been stories in the news about egg freezing and our new programme 'Freeze and Share'. The Daily Mail has even claimed in their last article that our programme 'sounds like bribing women to freeze their eggs'. In response Dr Kamal Ahuja, our Scientific and Managing Director wrote an article in Bionews. Please read the article if you are interested in why we offer this hugely important service

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Early Menopause can happen a lot sooner than you think

13th Mar 2019
Womens Health

You’ve probably heard of menopause, commonly known as the time when menstrual periods stop permanently, and woman is no longer able to bear children. The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's estrogen levels decline. However, around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before 40 years of age. BBC released a story of Annabelle, a 15 years old school girl with premature menopause.

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More women freeze their eggs as their partners aren't ready for parenthood

20th Feb 2019
Egg freezing

The number of egg freezing cycles performed in the UK rose by more than 400 per cent between 2010 and 2016 - and 'social egg freezing' is becoming more popular. Why women decide to freeze their eggs? The newest article in Femail Magazine links social egg freezing with men rather than women's careers. Author of the article, medical sociologist who spent years researching social egg freezing trend, claims that women froze their fertility because of the lack of a suitable man who also wanted to become a father.

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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.

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

28th Nov 2018
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'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.