Changes to the timelimits for storage of eggs, sperm and embryos

28th April 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that the statutory time limit for storage of eggs, sperm and embryos will be extended for two years (beyond the current ten year period) for those undergoing fertility treatment during the current pandemic.  Ordinarily at the end of the ten year period, if not used in fertility treatment, the embryos, gametes and sperm are destroyed.  Only where there are sufficient medical reasons and premature infertility can there be a longer storage period. 

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