Center for Reproductive Medicine

Our 2015 IVF Success Rates

Defining IVF success used to be relatively simple.  What was the chance of delivering a baby after an egg retrieval and immediate transfer of an embryo derived from that retrieval? As IVF technology has become more sophisticated there are more treatment options with different successes associated with each option.

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has just published the national and clinic specific success rates for 2014.  In an effort to provide more nuanced information to aid in your decision making, data are presented from many perspectives.  You may now find success rates for one retrieval, one fresh retrieval plus all subsequent frozen embryo transfers referable to that retrieval, success rates per patient not per retrieval or transfer, the average number of retrievals to delivery, and more subcategories.

This additional information also comes with the potential for confusion.

Although there is a case to be made for each presentation of the data, we at CRM think most patients are interested in the answer to two basic questions: If I go through an IVF retrieval and immediate transfer of an embryos/s, what is the chance I’ll deliver a baby, and what will it cost?

To that end, we have used the SART data to present answers to those fundamental questions.  Success rates for 2014 are shown below, along with a link to the SART web site so those who wish can seek answers from more than one perspective. Costs for ART services are available elsewhere on our web site. We are, of course, happy to review the data with you to see how it applies to your specific situation.

Primary Outcome per Intended Retrieval Patient’s Own Eggs

 

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

43-44

Retrievals

317

104

81

32

20

Transfers

306

100

72

30

14

Clinical Pregnancy/Retrieval

63%

55%

47%

19%

5%

Miscarriage Rate

7%

18%

13%

50%

0%

Delivery Rate/Retrieval

58%

45%

41%

9%

4%

Embryos perTransfer

1.6

1.7

1.9

1.7

2.1

Patient’s Own eggs Frozen Embryo Transfer

 

<35

35-37

38-40

41-42

43-44

Number Thaw Procedures

102

54

29

12

2

Clinical Pregnancy per Thaw

73%

48%

48%

7/12

1/2

Miscarriage Rate

14%

31%

3/14

1/7

1/1

Live Birth per Embryo Thaw

63%

33%

38%

6/12

0/2

Embryos per Transfer

1.6

1.4

1.7

1.9

1.5

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. Data source: SART

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