MCRM Fertility continues to provide in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates which are above the national average with a 65.1% live birth rate per transfer for women under 35. Live birth rates per transfer were also above national average for all other age brackets.
2017 IVF Success Rates
Reporting assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes is mandated by the 1992 Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act (1). The general public, including patients and referring physicians, have the right to know pregnancy and multiple pregnancy rates from ART procedures such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF). These statistics are updated annually and available via the CDC and www.sart.org. The data shown is from the most recently published data, CDC’s 2017 Fertility Clinic Success Rate Report. Please note, graphed data is omitted when less than twenty transfers in a segment were completed. The data is expressed as a fraction in the provided tables instead. This is in keeping with the CDC reporting.
Success rate data may be utilized as a source of helpful information for potential patients considering ART. Success rate information may provide potential patients with a general idea of their average chances for a success per ART cycle or ART transfer. It should be noted; however, average chances do not necessarily apply to an individual patient or couple. Success rates vary in many contexts which include but is not limited to patient and treatment characteristics, such as age, infertility diagnosis, number of embryos transferred, type of ART procedure, use of techniques such as ICSI, and history of previous births, miscarriages, and ART cycles. As a result, success rates should not be relied upon as a comparison of treatment centers.