Are the UK’s fertility laws regarding egg freezing, sperm donation and surrogacy still relevant for modern fertility choices? Despite the early predictions of a baby boom in 2021, the reality of the covid-19 pandemic is that it has had a dramatic impact on women looking to start a family. 

Lockdowns, social restrictions and fundamental shifts in how we live, coupled with financial, health and employment concerns, mean we are more likely to see a baby bust this year.

In fact, according to a recent report from PwC, the annual birth rate is predicted to drop to just over 569,000, compared to 720,000 a decade ago. 

For single women in their 30s and 40s, the ticking clock of fertility adds further worry. Rece...

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