Help others to be mothers - please sign and share the Progress Educational Trust's petition, calling on the UK Government to #ExtendTheLimit on social egg freezing
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FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 4)
6 April 2020 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by Rachel Cutting of the HFEA... [Read More]
Ovarian reserve testing: Should it be used as a decision making tool?
6 April 2020 - by Moira Kyweluk
There is increased concern regarding delaying parenthood and age-related fertility decline, particularly for women, throughout the US and UK... [Read More]
The UK Supreme Court awards damages for commercial surrogacy
6 April 2020 - by Louisa Ghevaert
A legal watershed occurred on 1 April 2020 when the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX. In doing so, it marked an important development and intersection of medical negligence, fertility and surrogacy law in the UK... [Read More]
Fertility patients' self-care: counselling and support during the COVID-19 pandemic
30 March 2020 - by Angela Pericleous-Smith
This is an unprecedented time, never in living memory have we experienced the dreadful and extraordinary repercussions of a pandemic. As an infertility counsellor I am turning my thoughts to the numerous fertility patients who have had their fertility treatment disrupted, postponed or cancelled... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 3)
30 March 2020 - by BioNews
The third in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by patient Sharon Jones... [Read More]
An open letter to fertility patients
23 March 2020 - by Sally Cheshire CBE
As Chair of the 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... [Read More]
FILM: What fertility patients need to know about COVID-19
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jane Stewart
In this short video, Dr Jane Stewart – chair of the British Fertility Society – explains how the fertility sector is responding to the current coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Guidance for the care of fertility patients during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jason Kasraie, Dr Jane Stewart, Dr Raj Mathur
The British Fertility Society (BFS) and the Association of Reproductive Clinical Scientists (ARCS) have announced new guidelines for fertility patients during the coronavirus pandemic.... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 2)
16 March 2020 - by BioNews
The second in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by Dr Melanie Davies of Fertility Preservation UK... [Read More]
Keep calm and... stop? Fertility treatment in a pandemic
16 March 2020 - by Dr Raj Mathur and Dr Jane Stewart
The spread of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease COVID-19, presents UK fertility clinics and patients with a unique set of challenges... [Read More]
Can 'known' donors show us the future of egg and sperm donation?
9 March 2020 - by Petra Nordqvist, Leah Gilman and Hazel Burke
In common parlance, being an egg or sperm donor means donating to an anonymous stranger via a clinic or bank... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 1)
9 March 2020 - by BioNews
The first in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring introductions by Sarah Norcross and Professor Allan Pacey... [Read More]
ABC v St George's: exercising judgment without fear
2 March 2020 - by Professor Anneke Lucassen
A long-awaited decision in the case of ABC v St George's and others was made public last week... [Read More]
#ExtendTheLimit of what PET can do
2 March 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
Changing the law is a central part of what the Progress Educational Trust (PET) does. PET was born out of a campaign – the Progress Campaign for Research into Human Reproduction – and more than 30 years later, remains actively involved in several campaigns. It is in our DNA to campaign on your behalf... [Read More]
Government's review of the ten-year egg-freezing storage limit is a vital step forward
24 February 2020 - by Professor Geeta Nargund
As the Medical Director of CREATE Fertility and long-term campaigner for gender equality and women's reproductive choices, I listened with earnest when Caroline Dinenage, former Health Minister, made the long overdue announcement last week that the Government will be reconsidering the current ten-year storage limit on eggs, sperm, and embryos frozen for non-medical purposes... [Read More]
Why the UK Government should modernise the law on embryo and gamete storage
24 February 2020 - by Natalie Gamble
The Government has launched a public consultation (open until 5 May 2020) on whether the UK's maximum storage periods for eggs, sperm and embryos should be reviewed... [Read More]
#ExtendTheLimit - PET pushes the campaign past the first milestone
17 February 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
Progress Educational Trust (PET) is celebrating: the Government has listened to our #ExtendTheLimit campaign, heard our calls for compassion and common sense and announced a public consultation looking at extending the ten-year storage limit... [Read More]
FILM: Health and Genomics - What's the Score with Polygenic Scores?
17 February 2020 - by Sandy Starr
This film documents a debate about polygenic risk scores chaired by the deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust at the Battle of Ideas festival... [Read More]
FILM: Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret? (Part 4)
10 February 2020 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on fertility and medical secrecy, featuring a panel discussion chaired by Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva of the University of Dundee... [Read More]
FILM: Sarah Norcross discusses North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and IVF funding
10 February 2020 - by BioNews
The director of the Progress Educational Trust talks to ITV News and BBC Look East about plans to reinstate NHS-funded IVF... [Read More]
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