I Malta IVF Law limiting IVF to only two eggs is certain to have intended parent’s traveling elsewhere for treatments. The government’s IVF law will ban the freezing and adoption of embryos and introduce oocyte vitrification – or egg freezing – a process that, albeit experimental in some countries, is generating promising results.
In Malta they wanted to avoid putting women at risk by implanting more than two embryos, the only option left was egg freezing: harvesting the eggs, fertilizing two in the hope of generating one or two good quality blastocysts and implant them, while the rest of the eggs get frozen, for later fertilization. The moral dilemma of preserving life from its conception was skirted.
Many feel this limits the opportunity for which eggs could actually turn into an embryo. This articles delves into statistics of egg freezing from the UK, to Australia to the US. Full Story