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New guide ranks success of IVF treatment centres

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1228
  1. Colleen Shannon
  1. London

    Couples seeking fertility treatment in the United Kingdom will be able to compare the success rates of different centres by using statistics published in a new directory from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The figures will also be available in an online database.

    “This is the most comprehensive and detailed information published about UK infertility services, and we believe it's unique globally,” said Suzi Leather, the HFEA's chairwoman.

    Infertility represents a considerable proportion of the workload in general practice, and aside from pregnancy it is the most common reason among women aged between 18 and 45 for consulting a GP.

    Many of these …

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