While in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has permitted many infertile couples to have children, many more children have died through the destroying of unneeded or unwanted embryos. There are also now legal mandates for such destruction.
New Zealand requires that all sperm, embryos, eggs, ovarian and testicular tissue that has been frozen for ten or more years be destroyed after November 22nd or the respective clinic will be fined $20,000. The United Kingdom requires disposal after five years and Australia has a five year guideline but no legislation.
For New Zealand this will be the first time this legislation will be enforced. Read the full story at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10315376/Time-runs-out-for-frozen-embryos