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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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Latest news from the HFEA

HFEA welcomes the publication of Personalised Health and Care 2020
13 November 2014
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) welcome the publication of the new framework issued by the National Information Board (NIB) “Personalised Health and Care 2020”.
HFEA appoints new Authority members
13 November 2014
The HFEA is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Authority.
HFEA publishes egg and sperm donation statistics report
30 October 2014
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has today published its latest figures on egg and sperm donation.

Understanding fertility clinic success rates

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