Government review of storage law for eggs, sperm and embryos

The announcement on 11 February 2020 that the government is launching a review of storage laws in the UK for eggs, sperm and embryos is welcome news. It is long overdue and much needed to improve women’s and men’s reproductive choice and rights and end discrimination.
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Egg Donation in the UK, Belgium and Spain

Louisa was delighted to attend the expert stakeholder meeting led by De Montfort University, Leicester, on egg donation in the UK, Belgium and Spain ('EDNA') on 11 February 2020. This study explores the social, political, economic and moral issues, implications and outcomes associated with egg donation in the UK, Belgium and Spain to help improve understanding and help shape future egg donation policy and practice.
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Fertility and Family Law, Policy and Practice in 2020

As we start the new decade, 2020, it provides an opportunity to reflect on the rapidly evolving fertility sector and the implications of this for fertility patients and families. Individual fertility and family building are key components in the stability and future success of our society and law, policy and practice needs to take greater account of our growing reliance on assisted and donor conception.
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Consumer law guidelines for the IVF sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced on 7 February 2020 that it is investigating concerns about possible mis-selling of IVF 'add-on' treatments and misrepresentation of fertility treatment clinic success rates in the UK. The CMA also announced that it intends to produce written guidance (currently lacking in the UK) on consumer protection law for the IVF sector.
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