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HFEA want your help!

20 Feb 14

The HFEA are looking for patients to contribute views to some expert groups...

Donor treatment: please tell us your views

6 Feb 14

Are you thinking about receiving donor treatment...

Audit shows CCGs failing to meet guidelines

22 Jan 14

LACK OF PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING BOTH THE OLD (2004) AND THE NEW (2013) NICE FERTILITY GUIDELINE...

Award for Clare Lewis-Jones

7 Jan 14

prestigious honorary membership to our former chief executive...

World’s first IVF mum and dad celebrated at Bourn Hall:

2 Dec 13

Daughters Louise and Natalie plant a tree for Lesley and John Brown...

NIAC welcomes Belgian IVF study which shows IVF success

29 Nov 13

unaffected by transferring fewer embryos when combined with funding 6 cycles...

Fertility information may change late parenthood trend

21 Nov 13

A brochure outlining the problems associated with late parenthood may cause people to bring pregnancy plans forward, a new study suggests:...

Cancer risk is no greater in IVF children

11 Nov 13

Largest study of its kind shows IVF not linked to any extra risks of the most common childhood cancers....

IVF less successful for ethnic minorities

11 Nov 13

The outcome of fertility treatment may be influenced by the ethnicity of the mother, a UK study has found....

The only way is education: Smashing the infertility myths:

31 Oct 13

Why IVF is definitely NOT a lifestyle choice Infertility is horrendous. Fact. But what is less clear to many people is that infertility is a serious medical condition – a disease - that affects 1 in 6 couples in the UK today. ...

Poll shows 91 per cent of infertility sufferers show signs of depression

30 Oct 13

Charity poll shows 91% of infertility sufferers get symptoms of depression: Patients tell how emotional impact of infertility can trigger depression and devastate lives ...

HFEA wants clarity on pros and cons of IVF

28 Oct 13

The chair of the HFEA says couples considering IVF treatment should understand its potential for grief, as well as success...

Childless Women Feel 'Stigmatised'

25 Oct 13

A survey carried out by Infertility Network of women over 35 shows that many feel stigmatised or judged for not having children....

Mitochondrial replacement IVF: Scientists warn it 'may be too early'

24 Sep 13

A group of scientists has expressed concerns that it may be too soon to bring in mitochondrial replacement (MR) techniques, which are still under development. This follows the recent news that the UK Government will support the introduction of mitochondrial replacement therapy, with the relevant legislation due to be debated in Parliament next year....

Singer Una Healy reveals infertility worries

24 Sep 13

The Saturdays' Una Healy has revealed her infertility worries....

Experts warn of fertility decline

12 Sep 13

– but we know that having a baby is not always that simple!...

I N UK Webinar 17th September 2013

10 Sep 13

Russell Davis, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, writer and speaker, believes you can find a sense of peace and control over your fertility ...

Diminishing returns after five cycles

5 Sep 13

The cumulative chances of a woman getting pregnant following IVF increase with each treatment cycle ...

The Fertility Show

3 Sep 13

Tickets for this year's biggest fertility event - The Fertility Show - now on sale...

WHO says Affordable IVF should be a priority

23 Aug 13

... Positive response to new Belgian research...

Infertility in married couples has declined...

20 Aug 13

A US Government report shows that six% of married couples in the USA have problems conceiving....

Safety drive targeting IVF Clinics

19 Aug 13

Action on safety at IVF clinics has been ordered by ministers after a wide-ranging review of the fertility industry....

Supporting Talking!

19 Aug 13

Our Patrons, including Dame Judi Dench, are supporting our talking about Trying campaign....

Meal timing may improve fertility

15 Aug 13

Meal timing may improve fertility in women with PCOS...

Frozen as good as fresh...

13 Aug 13

Frozen sperm can be as effective as fresh when taken directly from testicles:...

Fertility drugs not linked to heart disease

8 Aug 13

A new study from Canada quashes fertility drug concerns....

Latest News from HFEA

2 Aug 13

The latest update from the HFEA is now available on line...

I N UK looking to recruit new Chief Executive

31 Jul 13

Infertility Network UK has a vacancy for a new Chief Executive ...

Louise Brown calls for more access

25 Jul 13

World's first test-tube baby calls for more access to IVF on NHS...

IN UK SUPPORTS NEW STUDY

23 Jul 13

IN UK SUPPORTS NEW STUDY WHICH SHOWS HOW TO REDUCE IVF COSTS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES...

NO INCREASED CANCER RISK FOR IVF CHILDREN

23 Jul 13

A new UK wide study has found there is no increased cancer risk for children born after assisted conception....

SOME GOOD NEWS FOR MILTON KEYNES WOMEN

23 Jul 13

SOME GOOD NEWS FOR MILTON KEYNES WOMEN WANTING IVF AS AGE RANGE IS INCREASED ...

STOCKPORT CCG INCREASES IVF PROVISION

23 Jul 13

Couples awaiting IVF in Stockport will now receive two cycles after a review of infertility funding....

Hormone Breakthrough!

18 Jun 13

Hormone breakthrough offers hope of safer fertility treatment:...

Stockport

28 May 13

Stockport increase NHS funding from one to two cycles...

Scottish End to Postcode Lottery

15 May 13

The Scottish Government today approved the recommendations of the National Infertility Group, albeit with some modifications, and signalled an end to the postcode lottery of NHS fertility treatment in Scotland....

IVF single embryo transfer performs well...

14 May 13

IVF single embryo transfer performs well in birth rate study: The transfer of one pre-screened embryo during IVF leads to birth rates equivalent to transferring two unscreened embryos, indicates new research from the USA. ...

Tribute to Professor Robert Edwards

11 Apr 13

A tribute from Chief Executive Clare Lewis-Jones...

Professor Sir Robert Edwards Dies

10 Apr 13

Prof Sir Robert Edwards, who pioneered the development of IVF with Dr Patrick Steptoe, died this morning...

Complete Fertility Centre Southampton now has a satellite centre in Portsmouth

7 Mar 13

A new relationship has been formed between the Complete Fertility Centre Southampton and the Portsmouth Fertility Centre based at Queen Alexandra Hospital. ...

Ground-breaking fertility service to open at Neath Port Talbot Hospital costing £1.7 million

6 Mar 13

HEALTH chiefs are preparing to unveil a ground-breaking new service at Neath Port Talbot Hospital....

IVF for over-40s in East Lancashire to be reviewed

4 Mar 13

HEALTH bosses will look at offering free infertility treatment for women aged 40....

Expanding IVF services 'not a priority' say CCG leaders

1 Mar 13

CCG leaders are unlikely to implement NICE’s new guidance on expanding access to IVF treatment, due to cost constraints,Pulse (magazine)has found....

Royal College of Nurses supports new NICE Guideline

26 Feb 13

Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN said: “The publication of this updated Nice Fertility Guideline is a positive step which should make sure professionals and patients have the latest information about the best available infertility treatments....

The fertility struggle is being caused by having babies later in life

26 Feb 13

Trying for a little bundle of joy is leading to misery for an increasing number of wannabe parents....

More on New NICE Guideline

21 Feb 13

Some updated articles on the new NICE Guideline...

Commissioning Factsheet

21 Feb 13

New factsheet produced to help the new Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) commission infertility services...

New NICE Guideline Published Today

20 Feb 13

NICE has today published an updated guideline on fertility treatment...

Latest figures show the number of IVF treatments continue to rise

1 Feb 13

New figures just released in a report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) show that the number of IVF treatment cycles continues to rise...

Primary Care Trusts Liaison Project 2009-2012

28 Jan 13

Infertility Network UK Primary Care Trusts Liaison Project 2009-2012. Final Report on Findings April 2011 - October 12...

Fathers are getting older

28 Jan 13

Older fathers are no longer unusual. ...

Decision on the outcome of the consultation on the transfer of HFEA and HTA functions

25 Jan 13

Today the Government announced its response to its consultation about the future of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). ...

Edinburgh fruit fly study links 'huddle' gene to infertility

25 Jan 13

Scientists have identified a gene which they claim could help solve the problem of infertility in humans....

IVF increases risk of blood clots during pregnancy, say scientists

21 Jan 13

Women who conceive using IVF are at a higher risk of lethal blood clots during pregnancy, a study has found....

Could YOU get IVF on the NHS?

9 Jan 13

Feature on fertility treatment: the latest facts and statistics, plus find out if you're eligible to receive it free on the NHS....

UK Infertility charity launches campaign to end the secrecy surrounding baby problems

7 Jan 13

THE top boss of the UK’s leading infertility charity called for the secrecy surrounding baby problems......

Belfast breakthrough offers hope to infertile couples

14 Nov 12

A scientific breakthrough at Queen's University Belfast offers fresh hope to millions of couples suffering from unexplained infertility....