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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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Spotlight on

HFEA news

Updated information on the Zika virus
25 July 2016
Update about the Zika virus means fertility clinics should be extra vigilant when considering people for fertility treatment or gamete donation.
Get involved and have your say on our new website
13 July 2016
As you are hopefully aware, we're currently in the process of redesigning our website to make it more informative, user friendly and accessible across mobile and tablet devices.
Share your story and show others they’re not alone
04 July 2016
Have you had fertility treatment? Want to help others who are going through it too? Then please consider sharing your story on our new website.

Understanding fertility clinic success rates

person drawing a graphWhat do clinic success rates really mean? Are they that different between clinics?

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