December 2014


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Welcome to December's edition of the HFEA e-update.

In this month's issue you can find out more about our guide, 'Getting started - Your guide to fertility treatment', which has recently been updated and is available to either download or order in hard copy.

I hope you enjoy this edition.

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Peter Thompson, Chief Executive, HFEA.


Latest news

Updated fertility treatment guide now available to order for free

Our popular patient guide, 'Getting started: your guide to fertility treatment', has been refreshed and free copies are now available to order. The guide gives you independent information on:

  • how and when to seek treatment
  • initial considerations (eg, NHS or private treatment)
  • how to choose a clinic and what to expect
  • treatment options
  • what to think about before starting treatment (including risks) 
  • where to find support and advice.

The latest version of the guide provides more information than previously on how and when to seek fertility treatment and includes a new introduction on how the guide can be useful to different people, depending on why they are seeking treatment. The structure has also been amended so it is more chronological and some sections have been updated and added to.

You can download the guide, or order a hard copy on our website. If you want to order more than one copy, you can email

Facts and figures
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