Widow's legal battle: 'My husband's sperm shouldn't be destroyed'

Dec 05, 2013, 11:33 AM

A 28-year-old woman has begun a legal battle to prevent her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed. Beth Warren's husband died from cancer last year, however his sperm had been stored prior to radiotherapy treatment in 2005. As his condition deteriorated Warren Brewer signed several forms saying his wife could use it after his death, however the written consent is set to expire in April 2015. Regulations state that sperm can be stored for up to 55 years but only if the consent is updated. Victoria speaks to Beth Warren and to her solictor, James Lawford-Davies.