The video features Sally Cheshire, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (who this month was awarded a CBE for services to the NHS and fertility patients). She addresses controversies surrounding IVF 'add-ons', and argues that the fertility sector should be innovating responsibly.
The video was produced by Annabel Slater, Genetics Editor at PET and BioNews.
The HFEA is currently working with the charity Fertility Network UK to find out what current and former fertility patients think about add-ons.
The controversial issue of IVF 'add-ons' – techniques and treatments offered to fertility patients on top of standard IVF – has been the subject of intense debate and media attention since last November's BBC Panorama's documentary, which claimed that many techniques advertised on fertility clinics websites were not backed up by good scientific evidence of success...