Women over the age of 40 are to be allowed fertility treatment on the NHS for the first time, according to national treatment guidelines published on Wednesday. Full story >>
IVF is a method of helping a woman to have a baby in which an egg is removed from one of her ovaries, fertilized outside her body, and then replaced in her womb. IVF is an abbreviation for 'in vitro fertilization'. • It is estimated that the number of children born after IVF now exceeds more than 5 million.