Why all IVF clinics need to be honest about IVF success rates

1st November 2013 in IVF

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Professor Lisa Jardine, the outgoing chair of the HFEA, has called for those seeking infertility treatment to be made aware of the high potential for failure of treatments, as well as its success rates.

Speaking on the Radio Four Today programme, in advance of National Infertility Awareness Week (28 Oct-3 Nov), she explained that potential patients need more clarity about both the ups and downs of infertility treatment.

At Manchester Fertility, we welcome Professor Jardine’s comments. It is directly in line with our policy of always be open and honest with you about the likelihood of your treatment working. Part of our promise to you is that everything we do is done transparently. We will always tell you the chances for success and failure of your treatment – and will never recommend a treatment if we don’t think it has a good chance of a successful outcome.

We also report our success rates in an open way. We do not selectively highlight or publish just our highest success rates – something other private IVF clinics may do to make themselves seem more successful in comparison, including releasing old data which may be more favourable than their recent results. We will always give you detailed information, so you can make an informed choice, and urge you to check our published results with the ones we officially record with the HFEA.

Infertility treatment doesn’t always work. It’s a fact that for some, it will never work. But at Manchester Fertility, you can be assured that you’ll always be given a truthful picture about the treatment we are recommending and why. 

Last updated: 20th January 2020