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E-Freeze countdown to the 1500th consent!

Congratulations to all our sites who have consented nearly 1500 couples. As a thank you, we will be providing a small gift to the centre that consents the 1500th couple. Thank you for all your support.


What’s it like taking part in E-Freeze?

To find out a bit more about what it is like taking part in E-Freeze, you can hear Julie talking about her experience on our new parent podcast. Please visit the website for more details:

HFEA Guidance on Fertility Add-Ons

The HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryo Authority) have created a traffic light guidance system on additional fertility treatments sometimes offered in clinics and current evidence about how effective they are.

The guidance includes information on embryo freezing; they highlight that early results for embryo freezing are promising, and that some research suggests that pregnancy rates may be improved, but that more research into freezing is required. The E-Freeze trial is helping to provide this evidence as noted by the HFEA. Well done E-Freeze!

More information about treatment add-ons can be found on the HFEA website.

Milestone for Frozen Embryo Transfer – Latest HFEA Data

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) data shows live birth rates for frozen embryo transfer rising above fresh embryo transfer in the latest published report.

The success rates for frozen embryo transfer have steadily been improving for frozen embryo transfer and now exceed fresh embryo transfer live birth rates; which the HFEA has described as an ‘important milestone in the development of IVF’. The latest 2016 data shows a live birth rate per embryo transfer of 22% for frozen, compared to 21% for fresh transfers.

Please see the full report for further details.

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This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme (Reference Number 13/115/82). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.