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Fertility: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the judgment in R (TT) v the Registrar General for England and Wales & Ors [2019] EWHC 2384 (Fam) on the (1) Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, and (2) regulation of fertility treatment by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Answered on

25 October 2019

The Court found that the scheme of birth registration for the children of trans men is lawful and proportionate. The Government welcomes the Court’s decision.

The Government’s view is that the judgment has no effect on the availability of regulated fertility treatment and will now consider whether there should be further guidance to clarify this position. The Government considers that regulated fertility treatment is currently, and will remain, equally available to all (trans) women and (trans) men under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Acts.

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Department of Health and Social Care