Widow takes fertility agency to court over storage of husband’s sperm

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 09 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7382
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A 28 year old widow is taking legal action in the High Court in London to try to stop her late husband’s frozen sperm being destroyed.

Beth Warren is seeking a declaration from the court that the sperm should be preserved past April 2015, when it will have been stored for 10 years and when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) says the law bans its further …

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