The Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine (MCRM Fertility) is pleased to announce our 2016 IVF Success Rates along with results obtained from cycles utilizing embryo preimplantation genetic analysis (PGS). All embryo PGS cycles are planned “freeze all” cycles requiring frozen embryo transfer and are included in the comprehensive frozen embryo transfer statistics.
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 https://www.cdc.gov/art/artdata/index.html and www.sart.org
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 a particular 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.
2016 IVF Success Rates