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FILM: Sarah Norcross in conversation with Sally Cheshire

10 May 2021
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 1094

This film documents an in-depth conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust, the charity that publishes BioNews) and Sally Cheshire (outgoing chair of the UK's fertility regulator Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).

(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

The main themes of the conversation are as follows.
00:00 15 years at the HFEA
01:21 Mitochondrial donation and other proud moments
03:33 Experiences as a fertility patient
06:05 Willingness to share personal experiences
08:32 Areas of frustration
12:26 Pricing and quality of care
16:02 Consent and medical secrecy
16:42 Regulating cost and price
20:28 Advisory functions and powers
23:44 Fertility in the media
26:57 Improving conversations about embryos
32:01 Looking to the future

During this conversation Sarah Norcross refers to the following events, films of which can be watched on BioNews:

  • 'Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret?' – watch the series of films starting here.
  • 'Donate, Destroy or Delay? When IVF Embryos Are No Longer Needed for Treatment' – watch the film here.
  • 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research' – watch the film here.
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