UK Fertility News

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.

Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos

The legislation surrounding gamete freezing is complicated and difficult to comprehend, even for people with law degrees. The Progress Educational Trust's latest event 'Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos', held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, set out to explore the current state of play.

DNA testing, sperm donor anonymity and me

Anyone who donated sperm, eggs or embryos in the UK before April 2005 was promised life-long anonymity.

But has the rise of home DNA testing changed the possibility of identifying Natasha's donor and genetic siblings?