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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.

Patients and their supporters

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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

HFEA statement regarding the Daily Mail investigation
02 May 2017
Read our Chair's statement regarding the Daily Mail investigation.
HFEA statement on mitochondrial donation
16 March 2017
Read our statement as we approve the first application by Newcastle Fertility at Life for the use of mitochondrial donation to treat patients
HFEA permits cautious use of mitochondrial donation in treatment, following advice from scientific experts
15 December 2016
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has today approved the use of mitochondrial donation in certain, specific cases.

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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