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Past HFEA reviews

  • Genetic testing

    From sex selection to testing embryos for inheritable disorders - our past reviews on genetic testing have covered some controversial and topical issues.

  • Embryo research

    Read about our past reviews in this comparatively new area of research. Policy reviews have covered issues of cloning and of human/animal hybrid research.

  • Fees and regulation reviews

    The HFEA have undertaken a number of public consultations and reviews around the way it regulates and sets standards for fertility treatment and research clinics.

  • Risks of treatment

    The HFEA gives guidance to clinics on how to go about making a 'welfare of the child' assessment for those seeking fertility treatment. The HFEA undertook a review to find the best method of passing on such guidance.

  • Clinical safety reviews

    Read our past reviews about our policies on safety procedures and regulations at fertility clinics. Topics have covered safe cryopreservation of gametes and embryos and best practice for witnessing the identification of donated samples.

  • Our future strategy

  • Voice your opinion about the HFEA

  • Donation reviews and consultations

    The HFEA have undertaken a number of policy reviews around matters of donor-assisted conception regulation. They have covered matters from the payment of donors, to donating for research.

  • Understanding donor information needs

  • Consent and multiple births workshops

    In 2014 the HFEA ran some good practice workshops on both consent and multiple births for clinic staff.

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Page last updated: 24 August 2012

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