1.7 million embryos created for IVF have been thrown away, and just 7 per cent lead to pregnancy15 embryos made for every woman conceiving through in vitro fertilisationAlmost half are discarded during or after the process, figures have revealed3.5m embryos have been created since 1991 but 93 per cent are never used Peer said 'industrial' numbers are being wasted with 'casual indifference' | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 31 December 2012 Millions of human embryos created for IVF pregnancies have been thrown away unused, figures have revealed. They show that for every woman who conceives a child through in vitro fertilisation, 15 embryos are made, and almost half of them are discarded during or after the process. More than 1.7 million embryos prepared with the aim of helping women become pregnant have been thrown away since records began 21 years ago, according to the new breakdown.
Number of people looking abroad for 'wombs for hire' trebles in five years in bid to avoid red tape Number of British couples registering children to foreign surrogates has almost trebled in the past five yearsWombs are typically hired for between 10,000 and 20,000Experts warned of the exploitation of poor women abroad | UPDATED: 17:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 Cherished: British couples who cannot have their own babies are looking more at foreign surrogacy as a way of starting a family (file picture) New figures have highlighted an increasing demand for 'wombs for hire' from foreign surrogate mothers. The research, published in The Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, reveals how the number of couples registering children to foreign surrogates has almost trebled in the past five years.