Famous at lastDontcha just hate it when the meeja gets it wrong? Here's my modest attempt to put things right (published in today's Irish Times):
Madam, - Once again, The Irish Times (Sarah Boseley, May 5th), along with most other news sources, has made a fundamental error when discussing the subject of IVF.
I would like to set the record straight once and for all.
Doctors do not and cannot implant embryos in women's wombs; they simply transfer them. Implantation then has approximately a 25 per cent chance of occurring.
To ignore this fact is to ignore the heartache caused to so many infertile couples by the failure of embryos to implant following transferral after IVF. It is also scientifically inaccurate. - Yours, etc,