An exclusive on the acne drug Roaccutane. The parents of young people who have killed themselves and some patients with loss of libido are calling for the NHS not to prescribe it.
Manufacturer Roche said “millions of patients worldwide have benefited from taking the drug”.
The majority of those who take the drug have a positive experience.
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(17 May, 2019)
“Emma” froze her eggs nine-and-a-half years ago.
She has been in a relationship for six months but, facing the loss of her frozen eggs in July, is now having to choose whether or not to ask her partner to fertilise them, or to fertilise them using a sperm donor.
(18 April, 2019)
Women who freeze their eggs should be allowed to keep them for longer than 10 years, fertility experts are telling the government.
Legislation says frozen eggs must be destroyed after this time, unless a medical condition has left the woman prematurely infertile.
Experts told the Victoria Derbyshire programme that the limit was arbitrary and had not kept up with technology.
The government has said an extension “would be a significant policy change”.
(21 January 2019)