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IVF Success Rates and Excuses Fertility Clinics Use for their Low Pregnancy Rates

by on Jun.28, 2009, under IVF Clinic Success Rates

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Couples with infertility often need IVF to get pregnant.What should they know about IVF clinic success rates?

  • An interesting and unusual aspect of IVF is that there is a definitive outcome for each procedure.
  • When an IVF cycle is done there is a baby born from it – or there is not. Therefore, keeping track of (and comparing) IVF live birth success rates is very straightforward.
  • Medical treatments in general rarely have such “black and white” outcomes.
  • Another unique aspect of IVF is that (in the US) all IVF clinics are required by federal law to report their in vitro fertilization success rates annually to the government. The CDC, a US government agency produces a report called the “Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Report” detailing IVF success rates for all individual clinics.
  • This report is commonly called the CDC IVF success rate report. It is released to the public on the web every year (usually in December or January).
  • Another useful report, the SART report (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology), is very similar to the CDC report – and it is released about a year earlier. However, clinics are not required by law to report to SART – so some clinics are not listed there.
  • These 2 annual reports allow consumers to view and compare IVF success rates for reputable fertility clinics.

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Richard Sherbahn

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

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Richard Sherbahn, MD is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist.

Dr. Sherbahn founded the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in 1997.

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