With women increasingly choosing technology-aided methods of conception, Hollie Orgee examines whether our fertility laws are fit for purpose

Are the UK’s fertility laws regarding egg freezing, sperm donation and surrogacy still relevant for modern fertility choices? Despite the early predictions of a baby boom in 2021, the reality of the covid-19 pandemic is that it has had a dramatic impact on women looking to start a family. 

Lockdowns, social restrictions and fundamental shifts in how we live, coupled with financial, health and employment concerns, mean we are more likely to see a baby bust this year.

In fact, according to a recent report from PwC, the annual birth rate is predicted to drop to just over 569,000, compared to 720,000 a decade ago. 

For single women in their 30s and 40s, the ticking clock of fertility adds further worry. Rece...

Hollie Orgee
Senior associate
Stowe Family Law

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