Government launches consultation on egg, sperm & embryo storage limits

The government is, until 5 May 2020, consulting on whether the UK’s laws on embryo and gamete storage should be reviewed. 

The current law sets limits on how long fertility patients can store their genetic material for at UK fertility clinics, with a basic storage period of ten years which can only be extended in a narrow range of circumstances.

The existing rules and complex and often unfair, and at NGA Law we think they should be replaced with a more humane system founded in patient choice.

Natalie has written a comment piece supporting reform for this week’s Bionews which you can read here: Why the UK Government should modernise the law on embryo and gamete storage.

If you agree with us or have been affected by these issues, please do respond to the government consultation.

Find out more about how we help fertility patients with legal issues related to egg, sperm and embryo storage.