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Uncertainty about outcomes

Gidon Lieberman Whittington Hospital

Dr Gidon Lieberman is a senior clinical lecturer at UCL and a Consultant in Fertility Medicine at The Whittington Hospital. He has extensive experience as a fertility doctor in both the NHS and in the private sector.

In this interview, he outlines his worries with regards to social egg freezing and gives his view on when, and under which circumstances, it might be useful.

One of the challenges that Dr Lieberman raises is the issue of whether the technology is actually reliable enough to provide a good option for women. On this view, what is needed is to look at the whole fertility journey that a woman or a couple might go on, and ask: is the technology really serving their aims?

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