Press releases and statements

HFEA press releases and statements

Latest HFEA press releases and statements

New Chair appointed at Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority
The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) is pleased to announce that its Interim Chair, Sally Cheshire, has been appointed as permanent Chair of the fertility regulator by the Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison.
HFEA releases third report on fertility trends
New figures on fertility treatment released today by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) show that IVF-conceived babies now account for 2% all babies born in the UK.
HFEA decides not to appeal in the Warren case
Following the recent High Court ruling in favour of Mrs Elizabeth Warren, the HFEA has decided not to lodge an appeal against the decision.
High Court judgment regarding storage of frozen sperm
A judgment was issued today in the case of Mrs Warren, who is seeking to extend the storage of her deceased husband’s sperm.
Sally Cheshire to become interim Chair of HFEA
Sally Cheshire has been appointed as the interim Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) with effect from 17 January 2014.
HFEA refocuses the sanctions of its successful multiple births policy
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has today decided to withdraw one of the enforcement powers underpinning its multiple births policy.
HFEA welcomes publication of study finding no increased cancer risk in children born through assisted conception
The HFEA is delighted to see that this study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found there to be no increased risk of cancer to children born as a result of assisted reproduction treatment (ART).
Professor Lisa Jardine to step down as Chair of the HFEA
In January 2014 Professor Lisa Jardine will have completed two successful terms as the Chair of the HFEA and so will be standing down from her position.
HFEA statement regarding the Klaus Reinhardt et al Science paper ‘Mitochondrial replacement, evolution, and the clinic'
The panel of experts convened by the HFEA to examine the safety and efficacy of mitochondria replacement carefully considered the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA and concluded that the evidence did not show cause for concern.
HFEA to remain as independent regulator of assisted reproduction
The Department of Health has announced today that the HFEA will be retained as the independent regulator of assisted reproduction and embryo research across the UK.

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