Woman's Fight To Save Dead Husbands Sperm
7 February 2014, 06:00
A woman from Newport Pagnell is fighting to stop the frozen sperm donation her husband made before he died from being destroyed.
Beth Warren told Heart she's expecting an outcome from the High Court any day now that could determine whether or not she has a child with her husband who died two years ago.
Warren Brewer, from Woburn Sands, made the donation in 2005 when he first became unwell with a brain tumour.
When he died in 2012 the 32 year old had agreed with his wife Beth that if she wanted to have his children one day she could with the sperm that was frozen.
Warren died before all the paperwork was signed meaning his sperm has only been agreed to be frozen for 10 years.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) say that in 2015 the sperm will be destroyed.
Beth, who took on her husbands Christian name as her surname after his death, has now been told that if she wants to use it for a child she should begin fertility treatment immediately, something she told Heart she's not ready to do yet:
"I think it would be amazing to have a child that would show traits of Warren and I know I have the support of his family as well but I also understand that for that child they'll never meet their father and I need time to think about whether that’s the right thing at a time when I'm not feeling so emotional and heartbroken."
Beth, who is 28 years old, is fighting to extend the time the sperm will be frozen for to give her more time to decide if/when she wants to use it.
You can read more on Beth's story here.