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Woman takes fight over frozen embryos to European court

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7519.717-b (Published 29 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:717
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A British woman who wants to use frozen embryos that she and her former partner created before they split up took her battle to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg this week.

    Natallie Evans argues that UK law, which requires both partners' consent before an embryo can be implanted, breaches her rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Ms Evans and her former fiancé, Howard Johnston, underwent in vitro fertilisation treatment in …

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