Fertility and pregnancy

More women receiving fertility treatment than ever before

Fertility treatment continues to rise Fertility treatment continues to rise

More women than ever are undergoing fertility treatment according to new data released online today by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA). More than twice as many women are being treated today compared to 1992, the first year data became available.

According to the HFEA, 36,648 women received fertility treatment in 2007 compared to 34,855 in 2006 – an increase of five per cent.

In 2006, 12,589 babies were born as a result of IVF and ICSI treatments, compared to just 11,268 in 2005, an increase of nearly 12 per cent.

The HFEA has also launched a new website has to help the increasing number of people who are undergoing fertility treatment make more informed choices about their treatment.

Professor Lisa Jardine, Chair of the HFEA said: “Increasing numbers of people are undergoing fertility treatment and it is our job to make sure that they have easy access to information that will help them make the right decisions about their care.

Our new website is designed to help people find up to date, detailed information wherever they are on their treatment journey. They can be assured that the information on our site comes from an authoritative and trustworthy source.”

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This article was published on Thu 16 April 2009

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