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Latest IVF Success Rates

Adapted from “More than 71 Thousand Babies Born from Assisted Reproductive Technology Cycles Done in 2016” published by American Society for Reproductive Medicine in April 2018.

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), is releasing the latest (2016) national and clinic-specific data on assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs).

The data show that 71,296 babies were born as a result of 242,618 cycles performed during that year, at 377 SART member clinics, continuing the steady increase of ART utilization in the United States.

Positive trends in ART practice have resulted in improved outcomes for mothers and babies. The use of elective single embryo transfer increased to 42.2% across all age groups in 2016 from 34.5% in 2015.

Fewer embryos per transfer led to a reduction in ART multiple births from 2015 to 2016. Of the babies born from 2016 cycles, 84% were singletons, 15.6% were twins, and 0.4% were triplets.

While the data show that ART is very effective, they also show that a female patient’s age is very important for predicting the ultimate success of a cycle in which she is using her own eggs. The outcomes data showed that women under 35 years of age had a 47.6% likelihood per cycle of having a live birth, and this dropped to 3.3% for women over 42.

Recipient age was not relevant in donor egg cycles; the average chance of live birth in a given fresh donor egg cycle was over 50% and over 36% in a frozen donor egg cycle.

At Bay IVF, during your initial visit with us, you will receive a document showing your current, personal probability of live birth for your recommended treatment. This probability determination takes into account all factors influencing your likelihood of success and will be a more accurate estimate than the overall nationwide probability.

May 2018


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