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HFEA letter to fertility patients regarding Covid-19

HFEA letter to fertility patients regarding Covid-19

“23 March 2020

An open letter to fertility patients: 

Sally Cheshire CBE, Chair HFEA 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

As Chair of the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology), the regulator responsible for overseeing all UK fertility clinics, I wanted to write an open letter to all of you who are currently undergoing or were planning fertility treatment at this difficult time.

Preparing To Give Birth During A Pandemic

Preparing To Give Birth During A Pandemic

Back in 1976, my mother came home to Britain from India eight months pregnant, not having seen a single midwife, doctor or nurse for the entirety of her pregnancy. Everything she knew about babies, she now only half jokes, came from what she’d read on the side of a box of tampons. She gave birth just a week later to my older sister, a happy, healthy – if surprisingly hairy – baby.

FILM: Frozen Fertility – The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 2)

FILM: Frozen Fertility – The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of films documenting the recent event 'Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos', produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with the Scottish Government.

The film features a presentation by Dr Melanie Davies, chair of Fertility Preservation UK.