In England, according to the first national survey conducted by the HFEA, 62% of patients who have used medically assisted reproduction paid more than expected for their treatment. 60% of cycles are privately funded, and 74% of patients in the last two years have paid for at least one additional treatment. However, “patients often feel pressure to opt for add-ons and many are understandably keen to explore every option to improve their chances of having a baby, but such treatments should only be offered where there is proof they work,” said Sally Cheshire, Chair of the HFEA.
Private funding is increasing as NHS funding is being cut.
Nevertheless, 75% of patients say they are satisfied with their treatments.
 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
 National Health Service.