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Top UK Fertility Clinics Refuse to Participate in IVF Raffle

The Independent,  July 31, 2011
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A nationwide lottery offering couples the chance to win fertility treatment was strongly criticized last night. Fertility experts described the initiative as the "start of a slippery slope." At its launch yesterday, a UK-based charity offered people — couples or singles of both sexes — the chance to win £25,000 for a round of IVF treatment at a "top clinic," in return for a £20 ticket. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has criticized the move as "wrong and entirely inappropriate." They described it as running "counter to the ethos that underpins our regulatory system and clinical practice."

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