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Widow wins right to use frozen embryos that were due to be destroyed

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5323 (Published 30 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5323
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court battle to use the frozen embryos she created with her husband, who died suddenly in 2014 from a brain haemorrhage.

Samantha and Clive Jefferies signed consent forms in July 2013 agreeing to have their embryos stored for 10 years. But someone at the Sussex Downs Fertility Centre, the clinic treating them, changed the maximum storage time to two years, the …

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