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FILM: #ExtendTheLimit – What Now For Egg Freezing?

25 October 2021
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 1118

This film documents the Progress Educational Trust (PET) event '#ExtendTheLimit: What Now For Egg Freezing?', which discussed the future of egg freezing in light of the UK Government's announcement that it intends to extend gamete and embryo storage limits (see BioNews 1111).

Please help to keep up the pressure on the Government, by signing and sharing our online petition at

The '#ExtendTheLimit' event was sponsored by the British Fertility Society, CooperSurgical, the London Egg Bank, the Senior Infertility Nurse Group and TMRW Life Sciences.

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

0:00:00 Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust

0:04:00 Steve Pugh
Team Leader for Assisted Conception and Embryology, Department of Health and Social Care
0:13:33 Joanne Anton
Head of Policy, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
0:27:03 Mark Wilcox
Group Medical Director, CARE Fertility
0:36:48 Professor Jason Kasraie
Chair, Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists
0:47:48 Sharon Jones
Patient who has frozen her eggs, and patient face of the #ExtendTheLimit campaign and petition
0:58:06 Baroness Ruth Deech
Crossbench Peer, House of Lords

1:07:27 Responses to audience questions and comments

This film was made by Video Production Edinburgh.

4 October 2021 - by Eleri Williams 
To the relief of many patients and those working in the IVF sector, the Department of Health and Social Care announced on 6 September 2021 that the storage limit for embryos and gametes would be extended from ten years to a maximum of 55 years with a renewal every ten-years...
4 October 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud 
Following the #ExtendTheLimit campaign and petition led by the Progress Educational Trust, the UK Government announced proposals to increase the time limit on storage of frozen eggs, sperm and embryos from ten years to a renewable ten year limit capped at a maximum of 55 years, irrespective of medical need...
4 October 2021 - by BioNews 
This presentation was given at the Progress Educational Trust event '#ExtendTheLimit: What Now For Egg Freezing?'...
13 September 2021 - by BioNews 
As the UK Government announces its intention to extend gamete and embryo storage limits, watch this short film about the campaign that led to this announcement – the #ExtendTheLimit campaign, led by the Progress Educational Trust...
13 September 2021 - by Dr Kylie Baldwin 
After several years of campaigning to #extendthelimit on the storage period of eggs frozen for social reasons, I like many welcomed the recent government announcement to change the maximum storage time from ten years to a maximum of 55 years...
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