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Fertilisation authority to review “egg giving”

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7409.250 (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:250
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Britain's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is to review the practice of “egg giving”—whereby a woman seeking in vitro fertilisation firstly goes through one cycle of treatment in which her eggs are harvested and donated to another patient before going on to have another cycle of treatment for herself at a reduced cost.


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    Light micrograph of human egg cell, with pipette used in preparation for in vitro fertilisation

    Credit: PASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SPL

    But the man who first introduced the idea of egg giving, Professor Ian Craft, has said that the authority …

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