Reforming the Statutory Storage Period for Frozen Eggs

5 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2019

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Emily Jackson

London School of Economics - Law School; London School of Economics - Law School; Queen Mary University London - School of Law

Date Written: August 25, 2019

Abstract

Egg freezing is marketed as a way for women to preserve their fertility, but the law imposes a 10 year storage time limit, with limited options for extension. The result is that a woman’s eggs may have to be destroyed before she needs to use them, which is contrary to good medical practice and a breach of her right to private and family life.

Keywords: Medical Law

Suggested Citation

Jackson, Emily and Jackson, Emily, Reforming the Statutory Storage Period for Frozen Eggs (August 25, 2019). LSE Law - Policy Briefing Paper No. #39, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3442621

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