This film documents an in-depth conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust, the charity that publishes BioNews) and Sally Cheshire (outgoing chair of the UK's fertility regulator Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).
(If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)
|The main themes of the conversation are as follows.|
|00:00||15 years at the HFEA|
|01:21||Mitochondrial donation and other proud moments|
|03:33||Experiences as a fertility patient|
|06:05||Willingness to share personal experiences|
|08:32||Areas of frustration|
|12:26||Pricing and quality of care|
|16:02||Consent and medical secrecy|
|16:42||Regulating cost and price|
|20:28||Advisory functions and powers|
|23:44||Fertility in the media|
|26:57||Improving conversations about embryos|
|32:01||Looking to the future|
During this conversation Sarah Norcross refers to the following events, films of which can be watched on BioNews:
- 'Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret?' – watch the series of films starting here.
- 'Donate, Destroy or Delay? When IVF Embryos Are No Longer Needed for Treatment' – watch the film here.
- 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research' – watch the film here.