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Home > Screenings > Dutch CORE > Backlight: Freezing Fertility

Director: Maren Merckx

Producer: VPRO

Genres: Documentary, Factual


People are having children later and later, and sometimes it doesn’t work out for them. The solution? Freeze your eggs young and ‘manage’ your fertility. How do we want to shape the future of childbirth? We talk to fertility entrepreneurs, embryologists, IVF specialists, and researchers.

One saw fertility as a gap in the market and founded Spain’s first egg bank. Another is concerned about the commercialisation of fertility and is working on creating the UK’s first not-for-profit ‘fertility service’. One thing they have in common: they’re all focused on catching up with the human biological clock.

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