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Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Freezing Eggs and Delaying Fertility: Law, Ethics and Society

Professor Imogen Goold

With the development of new vitrification techniques, egg freezing has become a viable option for women to protect and extend their fertility. Being able to control when to have children can help achieve life-goals. But there are downsides. 

This lecture explains the science of fertility and egg freezing, the impact of child-bearing and rearing on women’s educational and employment prospects, and outlines the law on freezing eggs. It will cover the complex issues around the law's regulation of this practice.


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Dr Imogen Goold is Associate Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Oxford and Fellow of St Anne’s College

In 2021, Imogen was appointed Visiting Gresham Professor of Medical Law.

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