Written Question on In Vitro Fertilisation

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Date Title Questioner
17 Jul 2018, 4:51 p.m. In Vitro Fertilisation Siobhain McDonagh

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many embryos (a) have been transferred, (b) are still in storage and (c) have been destroyed from IVF cycles in which fewer than 15 eggs were collected for each year from 2014 to 2017.

Answer (Jackie Doyle-Price)

The information requested is shown in the following tables:

All cycles, both Stimulated and Unstimulated

Where less than 10 eggs were collected in the originating cycle

Year of fresh Egg Collection / originating cycle

Embryos Created from cycles where less than 10 and greater than 0 eggs were collected

Number of embryos transferred

Number of embryos still in storage

Number of embryos allowed to perish

2014

80,013

38,744

5,245

35,977

2015

80,545

37,501

7,248

35,622

2016

83,084

36,510

9,657

36,778

2017

80,134

31,620

12,875

35,558

All cycles, both Stimulated and Unstimulated

Where less than 15 eggs were collected in the originating cycle

Year of fresh Egg Collection / originating cycle

Embryos Created from cycles where less than 15 and greater than 0 eggs were collected

Number of embryos transferred

Number of embryos still in storage

Number of embryos allowed to perish

2014

162,538

62,369

13,615

86,433

2015

164,741

60,522

18,230

85,756

2016

166,175

57,492

23,532

84,990

2017

162,150

48,972

31,414

81,637

Source: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Notes:

Data held on the HFEA register as at 11 July 2018.

The information provided does not include a small number of embryos, under 2%, which move between clinics.

“All cycles” includes all reasons for the in vitro fertilisation cycle taking place, including treatment, egg share, donation, research, egg storage, embryo storage and undefined reasons.


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