BFS Chairperson, Professor Adam Balen, was quoted in the media last week, in response to the Daily Mail investigation into egg sharing practices in some IVF clinics. Although the investigation raised some important concerns and the HFEA are investigating accordingly, the practices described are not typical nor are they widespread in the field of fertility medicine.

The real scandal is that clinical commissioning groups are not complying with NICE recommendations for funding IVF treatment on the NHS, leaving patients desperate and vulnerable to exploitation.

A full reaction from Professor Balen has been published in BioNews: http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_839553.asp