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Big Egg | Big Egg is booming. Global birth rates are crashing and women are choosing to have children later in life. Private fertility clinics are drawing more investment than ever – and it’s easy to see why.

Sensemaker Live: Egg freezing – what’s the deal with fertility preservation?


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Sensemaker Live is in partnership with Santander

Egg freezing, a fertility preservation technique that allows women to store their eggs to use later in life, is the fastest growing fertility treatment in the UK. But who’s using it? How successful is it? How is it being sold? And why is there a 10-year limit on storing your eggs? In light of a new report on egg freezing from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, join us to discuss the reproductive technology at the forefront of a booming industry


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Editor and invited experts

Giles Whittell
Sensemaker Editor

Frances Flinter
Member of the Nuffield Council and Bioethics and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Genetics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Dr Kylie Baldwin from the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University, who contributed to the report and is an expert on egg freezing.

Joyce Harper
Professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London. She is Director of Education at the IfWH, and Director of the Centre for Human Reproduction. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics, reproductive health and women’s health for over 30 years.

Dr Kylie Baldwin
Senior Lecturer, The Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University and an expert on egg freezing.