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...