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Women desperate to have children are being put under pressure to pay for additional IVF treatment, the fertility watchdog warns today.

Sally Cheshire, chairman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, admits she has no powers to prevent unscrupulous clinics selling these procedures.

Such add-ons include screening to select the best embryos, procedures to help them implant into the womb and drugs to prevent a woman’s body rejecting them.

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