In the UK, the HFE Act states that all gametes can be stored for up to 10 years, but for medical egg storage and for sperm storage it can be extended to 55 years. Currently, eggs frozen for social reasons cannot be extended for more than the initial 10-year period.

A doctor has started a petition to change this law. If this is an issue that has affected you and you would like to add your signature, you can do so here: