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Fertility, IVF and Egg Donation

IVF Success Rate Report Released – 2012 SART Report

by on Mar.02, 2014, under IVF Clinic Success Rates, SART IVF Success Rate Report

The 2012 SART report was recently released by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). This annual report details IVF success rates and egg donation success rates for individual clinics that are members of the SART organization. The large majority of US IVF programs are SART member clinics so their IVF success rates are therefore included in this report.

A separate report on IVF success rates, the US government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report also comes out every year and covers all US clinics (by federal law). However, the CDC report is released much later than the SART report. The CDC report is released in sections with the first part out 4-5 months after the SART report.

The SART report also shows national average statistics. This allows couples with fertility problems that are considering in vitro fertilization to investigate the live birth success rates at any IVF program that they are considering. They can compare the success rates to other programs in their home area, to other programs in the US, and to national averages.

Here is a video showing how to use and interpret the SART report

The data in this report is broken down by age group and also by whether fresh eggs and fresh embryos were transferred to the uterus or whether frozen embryos were thawed and transferred. Cycles using donor eggs are also reported separately both for fresh embryo transfers and frozen embryo transfers.

We are proud of our IVF and egg donation success rates. Our rates have been above national averages for 16 years in a row.

  • For 2012 our live birth success rate for women under age 35 was 55% per egg retrieval compared to the national average of 43%
  • For egg donation our 2012 live birth success rate was 82% per transfer which compares to the national average of 57%

Additional information is included in the SART report including the percentage of pregnancies with twins and triplets, the average number of embryos transferred in the different groups, and information about the diagnosis categories of patients being treated. For example, it gives the percentage of IVF cases that had a male factor infertility diagnosis, and the percentage with diminished ovarian reserve, endometriosis, tubal factor, etc.

The SART report is a valuable asset for couples considering in vitro fertilization or egg donation. They can compare success rates between clinics in order to find the clinic that will best be able to help them build their family.

The 2012 SART report is available through this link to the SART website:

http://www.sart.org/

More about the SART and CDC IVF success rate reports

Richard Sherbahn

Richard Sherbahn, MD is a fertility doctor practicing in the Chicago, Illinois area. Connect with me on Google+


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