A bill (PL) in the House of Representatives in Brazil could block access to assisted reproduction, and vice versa in the United Kingdom. This Monday, the 6th, the Government The British changed the freezing period for embryos, sperm and eggs from 10 to 55 years. This change was driven by the increasing tendency of late parents. The goal is to relieve stress in individuals who choose frostbite and begin treatment as soon as possible.
“People in the UK start families later in life, and it’s very common for them to freeze eggs, sperm and embryos to protect their fertility. Defender.
Under current rules, only persons who have been proven infertile in advance are allowed to be stored for such a long period of time. This change provides for the extension of this rule to all individuals. Every ten years, individuals or couples who freeze eggs, sperm or embryos will be asked if they want to keep or reject them for a maximum of 55 years.
This change was made possible by the development of a new freezing technique called vitrification, which allowed gametes and embryos to be stored without compromising their integrity. Health officials and experts supported the decision. “We welcome the government’s plans to extend the storage limit for frozen eggs, sperm and embryos. , Which regulates fertility procedures and clinics.
To come into force, a change in the law is needed. However, there is still no forecast for this to happen.
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