IVF clinics forced to destroy eggs by government after ten years are being ...

Women whose frozen eggs are set to be destroyed by UK government for breaching ten-year time limit launch legal challenge claiming breach of human rights After ten years, IVF clinics have to destroy frozen eggs The time limit was set over concerns the eggs would deteriorate over time  But women have launched a legal challenge to keep their eggs until they turn 55 

By Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:08 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 22:08 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Women whose frozen eggs are set to be destroyed because of a government-imposed time limit have launched a legal challenge to change the law.

Under the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act, the maximum length of time eggs can remain frozen is ten years. The time limit was set over concerns the eggs would deteriorate after this time.

After ten years, IVF clinics have to destroy the eggs, use them to create embryos, or move them out of the UK to another country. 

Women who are diagnosed as being prematurely infertile are exempt from the rule and are allowed to access frozen eggs until the age of 55.

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