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IVF Statistics On The Rise!

I’ve just read the following article in BioNews informing us on the latest statistics for IVF in 2010 compared to 2009….

Article From BioNews, by Dr Gabrielle Samuel…

IVF StatisticsThere was a six percent rise last year in the number of fertility treatments carried out in the UK, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

‘The register of all licensed treatments and outcomes for assisted reproduction held by the HFEA puts us in an unrivalled position to inform people about the performance of the fertility sector’, said Professor Lisa Jardine, chair of the HFEA. ‘We are now committed to publishing regular analytical reports, twice a year, one in the spring and one in the autumn’.The HFEA’s annual report, which was released on 16 November, shows that 45,264 women received fertility treatment in the UK in 2010, compared to 42,593 in 2009. This equates to 57,652 cycles of both IVF and ICSI in 2010 – an increase of 5.9 percent on the previous year.

According to the report, the use of sperm and egg donors is also increasing. Clinics carried out 1,963 cycles of treatment using donor sperm last year compared with 1,615 in 2009. The number of cycles where women used eggs from a donor reached 1,320 last year, an increase from the previous year’s figure of 1,254. Three percent of cycles involved donor eggs, and six percent donor insemination in 2010.  Read full article..

Alison Fuller

Author Alison Fuller

Alison specialises in treating infertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, menopause and all things hormonal. She feels passionate about Women’s Health and strongly believes that treatment encourages emotional release (tension), and physical and chemical (hormonal) balance. She runs her practice in Weybridge, the Newlife Fertility Clinic in Epsom and at The Barron Clinic, Walton-on-Thames.

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