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Data on IVF clinics show wide variation in success rate

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:460
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Wide variations in the success rates of in vitro fertilisation clinics are shown in data released this Friday by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

    Some clinics are achieving a success rate as high as 46%, while the rate at others is as low as 10%.

    The data also show that overall women starting in vitro fertilisation treatment are more likely to have a child than previously.

    Figures supplied to the authority from clinics show that in 2000 and 2001 just over a fifth (21.8%) of in vitro fertilisation treatment cycles …

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