Eggs-on-Ice Clinic for Women; Career-First Option Raises Concerns
Thorne, Alun, The Birmingham Post (England)
Career women who want to delay starting a family while they concentrate on their jobs are being offered the chance to freeze their eggs for future fertilisation at a Midland clinic.
In the past, the law only allowed surplus embryos from IVF treatment to be frozen but the clinic in Aldridge has become the first outside London to be granted a licence to freeze eggs themselves.
The new licence, issued by the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority, allows Midland Fertility Services, to collect a woman's eggs and then freeze and store them indefinitely.
The eggs can then be thawed at any time and fertilised using a test-tube treatment called intra-cytoplasmic …
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Publication information: Article title: Eggs-on-Ice Clinic for Women; Career-First Option Raises Concerns. Contributors: Thorne, Alun - Author. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: July 15, 2000. Page number: 3. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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