1,000 in vitro fertilised babies born at Hue central hospital hinh anh 1The Hue Central Hospital celebrates the 10th anniversary of 1,000 IVF babies. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) – The Hue Central Hospital has so far delivered 1,000 babies conceived via in vitro fertilisation (IVF) after 10 years of practising the technique.

Since the first six IVF babies were born in July 2008, the hospital has improved its capacity to carry out about 400 – 500 IVF cycles per year, with success rate ranging between 35 and 40 percent.

The Law on Marriage and Family allowed surrogacy from January 1, 2015. On July 28, 2016, the Hue Central Hospital’s first surrogate baby was born, weighing 3.5 kilogrammes.

In April 2016, the hospital established a reproductive support department. It aims to build a reproductive support centre for the central region in the future.-VNA