The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) yesterday released their data for 2010 about success rates from in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments. You may already know about SART since they track success rates by fertility clinic across the U.S. You can look up your center – data now include 2010 rates, as of today – by going here: http://www.sart.org/find_frm.html
A few highlights from the new report:
- Fewer embryos are being transferred per IVF cycle.
- More women and couples are opting for single embryo transfer (SET), with the result that fewer twins, triplets and quadruplets are being born.
SART reports that for the 370 fertility clinics reporting data in 2010, there were over 146,000 cycles of IVF, leading to the birth of nearly 59,000 babies. SART calls themselves “the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. Our organization includes more than 393 member practices, representing more than 85 percent of the ART clinics in our country.”
Have you looked up your RE’s success (pregnancy) rate? Was this information important to you in choosing a specialist?