THE HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), a non-departmental public body of the Department of Health in the UK have come out and said that some fertility clinics are exploiting the desperation of older women to conceive.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph the chairwoman of the HFEA, Sally Cheshire, said a number of private clinics were using “selective success rates” to target older women.

Since 2004 the number of women undergoing fertility treatment in their 40s has doubled to 10,835 in 2017.

The chairwoman said all UK clinics need to be “transparent” about the costs involved in IVF treatments, as well as the chances of success.

This is something that Total Fertility is striving to assist with by providing the base costs of popular treatments and success rates sourced directly from the HFEA of fertility clinics across the UK.