The Dad Dream: A Sole Perspective (from a Single Male IP)


January 2019 “Errr…Right. Let me check Mr. Watkins… “ There is a very long pause, during which she is gone from the phone. I can’t help but fill these awkward silences with my own projections. “Joan … There’s a … a man on the phone. He… wants to ….create embryos… Alone.” It is of course, just … Continue reading The Dad Dream: A Sole Perspective (from a Single Male IP)

Surrogacy UK Code of Practice update


The HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) govern and regulate all fertility treatments that take place in licensed fertility centres throughout the UK. The code of practice has recently been updated and we are awaiting the official issue of the 9th edition so that we can implement this into our clinical practice. There are a … Continue reading Surrogacy UK Code of Practice update

NHS Funding and Surrogacy


There’s been much discussion in recent days about the story in the Daily Mail about a same sex male couple in the UK who have received public funding for IVF treatment to try to create embryos using their own gametes and donor eggs.  The couple intends to use any embryos they have created with public funding to … Continue reading NHS Funding and Surrogacy

Fertility regulator calls for clinics to be more open about treatment add-ons


The HFEA, the UK fertility regulator, has called for a change in how patients are offered optional fertility treatment add-ons. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and 10 of the leading professional and patient fertility groups have agreed how treatment add-ons should be offered ethically in clinical practice in the UK in a consensus … Continue reading Fertility regulator calls for clinics to be more open about treatment add-ons

Surrogacy Survey 2018 Results


Surrogates do not support calls for commercial surrogacy in the UK  Over 70 per cent of surrogates in the UK believe they should only be allowed to claim expenses when they carry a child for another couple, the UK’s largest ever survey into surrogacy has found. The findings come as the Law Commission reviews the … Continue reading Surrogacy Survey 2018 Results

Surrogacy UK welcomes individuals who want to start families


Surrogacy UK welcomes individuals who want to start families as UK Parliament votes to end three decades of discrimination.  Parliament voted last night to allow individuals to become the legal parents of children born through surrogacy in the UK. This ends discrimination against single parents that has existed since laws enabling surrogacy were introduced in 1985. Surrogacy UK … Continue reading Surrogacy UK welcomes individuals who want to start families