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Success of in vitro fertilisation rises as demand increases year on year

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4015 (Published 30 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4015
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

    The number of women undergoing fertility treatment is continuing to rise, the latest figures published by the United Kingdom’s independent regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, show.

    The number of women in the UK receiving all forms of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) rose by 5.8% from 2006 to 2007, from 34 855 to 36 861. In 2005 the figure was 32 626.

    There was a corresponding 5.8% rise in the number of IVF treatment cycles over the same period, with 46 829 cycles in 2007, up from 44 275 in 2006 and 41 932 in 2005. The number of births rose by 8.3% (from 10 242 …

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