Freezing your eggs may be getting easier, but it’s no simple fertility fix | Eleanor Morgan

The UK’s 10-year storage limit is being scrapped, yet the process still carries health risks, high costs and a low chance of success

Eleven years ago, a gynaecologist told me my fallopian tubes were “obliterated”. He had just performed adhesiolysis, the surgical removal of scar tissue. In my case, the scarring was from a ruptured appendix in my youth, and, as has subsequently been discovered, endometriosis. As I wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally, the doctor asked me whether I would like to do free egg or embryo freezing with the NHS. Having always known I’d want a baby some day, the answer was yes.

, Freezing your eggs may be getting easier, but it’s no simple fertility fix | Eleanor Morgan, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Related: People able to freeze embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years

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Freezing your eggs may be getting easier, but it’s no simple fertility fix | Eleanor Morgan

The UK’s 10-year storage limit is being scrapped, yet the process still carries health risks, high costs and a low chance of success

Eleven years ago, a gynaecologist told me my fallopian tubes were “obliterated”. He had just performed adhesiolysis, the surgical removal of scar tissue. In my case, the scarring was from a ruptured appendix in my youth, and, as has subsequently been discovered, endometriosis. As I wouldn’t be able to conceive naturally, the doctor asked me whether I would like to do free egg or embryo freezing with the NHS. Having always known I’d want a baby some day, the answer was yes.

, Freezing your eggs may be getting easier, but it’s no simple fertility fix | Eleanor Morgan, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

Related: People able to freeze embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years

Continue reading…

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