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In Vitro Fertilisation

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL3753, tabled on 15 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 15 December (HL3301), how many foetal reductions performed following in vitro fertilisation over the past decade were performed between (1) weeks 0–5, (2) weeks 6–13, and (3) weeks 14–16.

Answered on

31 December 2014

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has advised that in the decade preceding 31 December 2012, the Authority’s register records the following incidences of foetal reductions performed following in vitro fertilisation:

Foetal reduction in weeks 0-5

Foetal reduction in weeks 6-13

Foetal reduction in weeks 14-16

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