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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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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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HFEA news

HFEA publishes adverse incidents report 2014
17 September 2015
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s new report on adverse incidents shows that the number of such incidents occurring in fertility clinics is reducing, but there is still more to do.
Find out how we can help you by visiting us at the Alternative Parenting Show
16 September 2015
We are pleased to be taking part in this weekend’s alternative parenting show on Saturday 19 September at the Grand Connaught rooms in London.
Press statement regarding legal parenthood cases
11 September 2015
The HFEA responds to the recent legal parenthood cases.

Understanding fertility clinic success rates

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