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.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patients must have dignity until the end | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 December 2012 Sadly, it has been a year in which disturbing questions have been asked about the way Britain’s health service – so admirable in so many ways – treats the sick and dying. There have been terrible instances of patients being killed by malnutrition and dehydration. Only this month, the Labour MP Ann Clwyd told how her husband – treated with ‘indifference and contempt’ by NHS nurses – had died ‘like a battery hen’.
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We treat our hospital and care home patients with contempt and indifference, says the Health Secretary Patients faced with 'coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt' Jeremy Hunt said in worst institutions there was 'normalisation of cruelty'Hunt said recent extreme cases such as those at Winterbourne View and Stafford Hospital were not isolated incidents | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 29 November 2012 Jeremy Hunt was fiercely critical of the service he controls in a speech, saying in some institutions there was a 'normalisation of cruelty' Patients are faced with ‘coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt’ in some of the country’s hospitals and care homes, the Health Secretary admitted yesterday. In a speech fiercely critical of the services he controls, Jeremy Hunt said that in the worst institutions there was a ‘normalisation of cruelty’ where appalling treatment was ignored by senior managers