The girl is just 10, but her mother already knows that her daughter will never have children. Molly was born with a genetic defect which made her hopelessly sterile. The girl herself doesn’t, of course, understand what her diagnose means, and her mother decided to manage things so that her daughter would never realize all heaviness of sterility.
In 2005 the woman gave a few of her egg cells for keeping so her daughter could use them in 10-15 years for artificial insemination. Despite the fact that, practically, Molly will bear her own sister (or brother), such procedure is absolutely legal and ethical from the government’s point of view. Besides, as the girl’s mother says, this is better than to bear someone else’s baby.
However, from juridical point of view still there are some certain difficulties. Britain law allows to keep egg cells for no more than 10 years – it means that Molly has to use them before she is 18. Otherwise the egg cells will be destroyed in 2015, and the girl’s mother won’t be able to give new ones for keeping – again because of the law. Moreover, there is no possibility for the woman to give her cells after 2005 – in accordance with the law, only women under 36 are eligible for this procedure.
Obviously, 18 years is rather early for making independent decision to bear a child or not to. Besides, not every girl has a husband at this age. For this reason the girl’s mother wants to initiate the legislative changes, which will give Molly more time.
“I just want my daughter to have chance to bear children, like every normal woman” – her mother told Daily Mail. – “But I’m not going to let her make such an important choice at this young age.”
The girl’s disease is called Turner syndrome. This ailment shows through immaturity of genitals and breasts, skin defects and inhibited physical development. Eventually, the sick have higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, aural and genitourinary infections.