Green light for human egg freezing programme

Health minister Edith Schippers has given the green light to women who wish to freeze their eggs because there are no legal objections, she told MPs on Tuesday.

Schippers has also followed the advice of gynaecologists and embryologists who recommend 45 as the maximum age for replanting.
In 2009, the AMC teaching hospital in Amsterdam said it planned to offer egg-freezing services to single women and allow them to become a mother up to the age of 45 – the cut-off age for ivf techniques.
Last month, a 63-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl after undergoing treatment in Italy using a donated egg.

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