Single women are paying thousands to freeze their eggs but at what cost?

One cycle means paying up to 8,000 and the birth rate is just 18%. Despite this, women are increasingly choosing this route Growing numbers of women are choosing to freeze their eggs because they havent found the right partner yet but with the odds of conception so low, is it a waste of money? Egg freezing is a method of preserving a womans fertility so she can try to have children at a later date. It involves collecting her eggs, freezing them and thawing them later so they can be used in treatment. . Caroline Watson* was in her late 30s and had been single for three years when she started to seriously consider freezing her eggs. The clock was …

So Harry and Meghan want to do things differently? Fat chance of that | Suzanne Moore

No rolling updates on the royal cervix, no timeline on the first twinge. This privacy wont last, says Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore What a curious nation we are, that thinks itself modern because a man who is sixth in line to the throne marries a woman of mixed heritage but is then expected to provide a level of gynaecological detail about her pregnancy and labour that is frankly weird. Prince Harrys walked behind his mothers coffin a rush of joy at the bookies reckon. Harry announced the happy news standing in front of a yard full of horses. Where were the mother and child? In the stable? A map helpfully appeared in the Daily Mail of a possible route by …

Teacher had sex with teenage pupil in plane toilet, court told

Eleanor Wilson, 29, denies sexual activity with boy at trial in Bristol crown court A science teacher had sex with a teenage pupil in the toilet of a plane as they returned from a school trip, a court has heard. Eleanor Wilson, 29, is accused of touching the boy as she sat next to him on the flight before beckoning him into the toilet and performing a sex act on him. They then had full sex in the cubicle, it is claimed. Bristol crown court heard that Wilson later told the boy she was pregnant and he was the father, but that she would have an abortion. The defendant and the boy, who had both been drinking during the flight, …