Ivf

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 11 March 2024.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data her Department holds on the number of children born as a result of IVF treatment in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) publishes annual reports on the number of children born as a result of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), and has a live database containing this information, that can be found on their website. The following table shows the number of live births as a result of IVF treatments, in each of the last 10 years:

Year of treatment

Live births due to IVF treatments

2021

18,523

2020

15,280

2019

21,057

2018

21,236

2017

22,086

2016

21,305

2015

20,801

2014

20,066

2013

19,000

2012

17,967

Source: data is from the HFEA annual report on fertility treatment and the HFEA dashboard.

Note: live births for 2019, 2020, and 2021 are preliminary, and have not yet undergone quality assurance processes, to verify that the data is correctly recorded on the register.

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