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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: June 2019

12 - Global Variations in ART Policy: Data from the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)

from Section 4 - Global Variations in ART Surveillance

Summary

Surveillance is an international project that was undertaken by the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) in 1998 to document current practices and trends pertaining to the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in countries performing ART services. Data are compiled from responses submitted to a triennial online questionnaire from unpaid volunteer representatives from the participating countries. Eight editions have been published which have reflected a wide range of methods for recording and reporting data and ensuring oversight. The successive editions have noted trends including an increase in the volume of services provided and broader acceptance and access to ART services.