Almost a quarter of IVF cycles resulted in a live birth in 2006

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2056
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    Success rates for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment in the United Kingdom have increased for every age group, according to figures for 2006 released this week by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

    In 2006, 23.1% of treatment cycles resulted in a live birth, up 1.5% on the previous year. In 1992, the first year the HFEA collected data, the live birth rate was just 13%.

    Comparative figures for infertility treatment centres for 2006 showed the two London clinics run by Mohamed Taranissi again topping the league tables.

    His Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre achieved almost double the national average …

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