Women with frozen eggs now able to extend storage for an extra two years due to pandemic

“To support wider changes to the health service in responding to the pandemic, fertility treatment in the UK across the NHS and private sector was temporarily paused earlier this month. “In recognition of the potential impact this may have on those wishing to start a family, the government has confirmed that the current 10-year storage limit for embryos and gametes will be extended by two years to enable sufficient time for fertility treatment to resume. “It provides them with some much-needed reassurance and most importantly gives more time to try for their much longed for family.” The latest data shows that 1,463 women froze their eggs in 2017, a significant increase from 410 who did so in 2012.