In England, 2/3 of patients in medically assisted reproduction centres feel that they are being cheated

Publié le : 21 January 2019

In England, according to the first national survey conducted by the HFEA[1], 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[2] is being cut.

 

Nevertheless, 75% of patients say they are satisfied with their treatments.

 


[1] Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

[2] National Health Service.

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