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The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.

The HFEA licenses fertility clinics and centres carrying out in vitro fertilisation (IVF), other assisted conception procedures and human embryo research.

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Find out the entire fertility process, step by step, from how to get started to what will happen at the fertility clinic.

Research what infertility is and see what different treatment options are available.

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Clinic staff and other professionals

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HFEA news

2014/15 Annual report published
29 June 2015
We have published our 2014/15 annual report, which sets out everything we’ve achieved in the year.
New professional support service to help donors and the donor-conceived
02 June 2015
We have launched a new professional support service for people affected by donation.
New HFEA Authority member announced
17 March 2015
The HFEA has today announced the appointment of its newest Authority member.

Understanding fertility clinic success rates

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