To find out success rates at IVF clinics, use the CDC and the SART IVF success rate reports
US Government's "Centers for Disease Control" (CDC) Report and the "Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology" (SART)
Page author Richard Sherbahn MD
- The SART IVF success rate report for 2011 cycles was released in February 2013 (links below)
- The CDC IVF success rate report for 2011 cycles has not yet been released (links to 2010 are below)
IVF success rate statistics for all reputable clinics are available on the web from both the Centers for Disease Control and from SART.
- The Centers for Disease Control is a US Government agency. It publishes IVF success rates annually for all reputable fertility clinics.
- The CDC IVF report includes data on age, specific fertility causes, number of embryos transferred, single and multiple births, etc.
- The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) also publishes annual reports for IVF and egg donation statistics
- For any given year, SART releases its report 6-12 months before the CDC does
The best way to increase the success of IVF is by having procedures done at a high quality program.
- The SART website now shows individual IVF clinic success rates for 2011 treatment cycls
- US clinics have IVF live birth rates ranging from 10% to over 60% - for women under age 35
- Go to these sites and check success rates for any clinic that you are considering
- Success rates vary significantly
- Therefore, it is smart to research success rates before choosing a clinic for fertility treatment
IVF clinic success rates differ greatly
Our success rates vs. national average
Data from 2011 SART Report
Many fertility clinics have websites but don't post IVF live birth success rates on their sites.
- Why not? Do they think patients don't want to know their success rates?
Below is a sample SART report for 2011 (our clinic's data)
- Red arrow - IVF clinic name
- Purple arrow - medical director of the IVF program
- Dark green arrow - columns with outcome results for different female age groups
- Dark blue arrow - Number of IVF "cycles" started (all women that started shots to do in vitro)
- Pink arrow - percent of cycles started that led to a baby's birth (fresh eggs)
- Orange arrow - percent of egg retrievals that led to a baby's birth (fresh eggs)
- Light blue arrow - percent of frozen embryo transfers (own eggs) that led to a baby's birth
- Light green arrow - percent of embryo transfers using fresh embryos and donor eggs that led to a baby's birth
- Yellow arrow - percent of embryo transfers using frozen embryos and donor eggs that led to a baby's birth
The links below allow couples with fertility problems to check IVF (or egg donation) live birth success rates for any reputable in vitro fertilization program
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology released the 2011 IVF data in February 2013
To go to the SART site to check success rates:
To go to the CDC site to check success rates:
Below is what you will see on the CDC site (using our clinic's 2010 report as the example)
Blue arrow - this row showns the number of cycles in an age group
Red arrow - live birth rate per "cycle" (everyone who started meds for IVF is counted as a cycle)
Green arrow -
live birth rate per "retrieval" (everyone who had an egg retrieval is counted)
Orange arrow - live birth rate for all egg donation transfers (this is the best measure of the quality of an IVF clinic)
Below is part of the CDC's national summary table for 2010
Each fertility clinic has a similar page in this report with their IVF and donor egg success rates
Green highlight shows heading for "fresh" (not using frozen embryos) IVF cycles using "own eggs"
Pink shading at the top shows the "age less than 35" column
Red arrow points to live birth rate "per cycle" (starting ovarian stimulating drugs for IVF is a "cycle")
Green arrow points to live birth rate "per retrieval" (cycles with an egg retrieval procedure done)
There are more cycles than retrievals since some "cycles" are cancelled for poor response to drugs
Between purple and orange lines are success rates using own eggs and frozen embryos
Below the orange line are success rates using donor eggs
Orange arrow points to the national live birth rate per transfer using fresh donor eggs
We are proud that our success rates have consistently been one of the highest in the Midwest.
- But don't take our word for it. Use the reports to check and compare in vitro statistics.
We are not bragging if we back it up!
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Video of how to check and compare IVF success rates online
Details about our in vitro fertilization success rates
Details about our success rates with donor eggs
A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic