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Frozen eggs of women should be stored for long: Experts

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Health Desk- Jan 23, 2019: Fertility experts said women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years.

Frozen eggs must be destroyed after this time, unless a medical condition has left the woman prematurely infertile, according to Legislation.

Experts told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the limit was arbitrary and had not kept up with technology.

The government has said an extension "would be a significant policy change".

Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust, which helps people with infertility issues, is one of the three experts due to meet junior health minister Jackie Doyle-Price on Monday.

Courtesy: BBC Health