Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Friday, January 19, 2007
The police-accompanied inspections were carried out by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) with a court warrant.
The HFEA says this is part of regulatory action and that it has been contacted by a whistleblower.
One of the clinics was secretly filmed by Panorama offering unproven treatment to women, potentially risking health"
Saturday, December 09, 2006
"A MUM who gave up hope of having another baby got pregnant after
giving her eggs to a childless couple who paid for her fertility
treatment in return."
Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_headline=life-swap-
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From BBC news:
"Fertility clinics are failing to provide enough information to
potential patients, a regulator says.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) looked at the
performance of UK clinics offering IVF and donor insemination.
While the majority of its standards were being met by most of the 78
clinics, the HFEA found clear areas where big improvements were needed.
It said just half of clinics gave patients adequate information."
Read more at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6217726.stm
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Points raised in the article:
- skimping on IVF funding is false economy
- IVF babies pay for themselves by the age of 31, only 2 years older than naturally conceived babies
- IVF babies may help with the problem of an expanding ageing population
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
"Scientists in the UK have developed a new, more accurate procedure to test for serious genetic disorders in embryos ... The new method allows doctors to identify embryos carrying genetic conditions more quickly but it has reignited the debate over designer babies."