Fertility treatment in the UK is regulated by legislation. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is the UK’s independent regulator of treatment using eggs and sperm and of treatment and research involving human embryos.
The introduction of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 created for the first time a regulatory framework for fertility treatment in the UK. It established a system of licensing and regulation of fertility treatment and research (including embryos) that led the world in best practice.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 updated fertility law in the UK and for the first time codified embryo testing and simplified embryo storage law.
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- Embryo donation
- Embryo Treatment and Research
- Embryo Storage
- Posthumous Consent and Legal Parenthood
- Embryo Testing
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