Mother fails in bid to use dead daughter’s frozen eggs

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 16 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3295
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A mother’s request to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to try to give birth to her own grandchild has been turned down by the High Court.

The 59 year old woman, referred to in court as IM, claimed that her only child, whose eggs were frozen before chemotherapy for bowel cancer, “wanted her genes to be carried on.” Her daughter, referred to as AM, was given the diagnosis at the age of …

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