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Egg-sharing: as relevant in oocyte freezing today as in IVF two decades ago
1 April 2019 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja
A sociologist quoted by the Daily Mail has claimed that an egg-sharing scheme offered by our own and other fertility clinics 'sounds like bribing women to freeze their eggs'. Such schemes, said the University of Buckingham sociologist, seemed no more than a 'marketing ploy' with no regard for 'the long-term consequences'... [Read More]
Is the UK sperm donor shortage a myth?
18 May 2015 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja
For the first time, a British sperm bank has sufficient stocks and donors to begin supplying clinics registered by the HFEA. The move marks a shift in the dynamics of UK sperm donation and would suggest that the perception of any shortage of donor sperm in Britain is no longer true... [Read More]
If it ain't broke, don't fix it: why the HFEA should leave the gamete donation policy alone
30 September 2011 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has already made two decisions following its public consultation and review of gamete donation policies in the UK: first, intra-familial gamete donation can continue as before (subject to certain provisions); and second, the number of families which a single donor might help create remains limited to ten. The bigger question on compensation and benefit in kind to donors will not be answered until later this year... [Read More]
Donor insemination in the post-anonymity world: one clinic's experiences
13 January 2008 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja
The consequences of the removal of anonymity for gamete donors in terms of quality and number have been a cause of concern to patients, clinics and policy makers in the UK. At the London Women's Clinic (LWC), donor insemination (DI) is an integral part of our life. We have the... [Read More]