It’s 25 years since the NHS Fertility Clinic at Life opened its doors and the whole area of fertility remains complex, sensitive – and fascinating.
- In 2005, UK law changed so that sperm and egg donors could no longer do so anonymously. The first children born after this change turn 18 this year and will have the right to discover their true genetic heritage.
- Case studies from Sweden and the Netherlands, whose law changed earlier than ours, have shown that far fewer than expected people sought their genetic parents’ identity when they were legally allowed to.
At this Science Speakeasy we’ll be joined by a panel that includes fertility experts and those with lived experience to discuss their own perspectives and expertise.