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Frozen eggs cause dilemma for girl

A 10-year-old girl must decide whether to use her mother's frozen eggs to have a baby before she turns 18 years old.

Mollie, not her real name, suffers from Turner's syndrome, which stops her ovaries developing properly. It is caused by a missing chromosome, and affects about one in 2,000 girls born each year.

The eggs were harvested from Mollie's mother in 2005. Current law states that they can only be stored for up to 10 years.

Her mother, from Hazel Grove, Stockport, is campaigning for a change in the law which would give her daughter more time to make the decision.

She said: "We only want to give Mollie the same chances as everyone else to have a child of her own.

"I don't want to put my daughter under pressure and I don't think she should be having to make that choice at that age.

"We feel real sadness that for no particularly justifiable reason our daughter is going to be put in an impossible situation."

The 10-year period for storing eggs can be exceeded, but only if the eggs are to be used by the woman who provided them.

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