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Infertility treatments

Warning over fertility treatment abroad

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is warning couples about seeking fertility treatment abroad as standards in many countries do not match those in the UK. Since laws came in last year removing the right of anonymity for UK donors, European fertility clinics have seen a boom in UK customers but the HFEA says women could…

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Sex selection of your baby

Sex selection should not be allowed

A snapshot survey has found that 80 per cent of people think that parents should not be allowed to choose their baby’s sex simply to balance their family. The study by Newcastle University showed that three quarters of those interviewed feared children could be turned into “consumer items”, and that sex selection could lead to choosing babies…

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Fertility technique to be rejected

A fertility technique which, it is claimed, reduces the risk of failed pregnancy, is set to be rejected by the agency which licenses IVF clinics. The move has been criticised by the doctor who applied to carry out the technique, which involves screening for abnormalities before implanting the embryo. Dr Simon Fishel, head of the…

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