Triplet and Higher Order Multiple Births from ART Are Below Two Percent; SART 2007 Clinic Data Now On-Line
ASRM01 March 2009
Washington, DC – The latest IVF Success Rate Reports from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) are now on-line. The 2007 data show several important on-going trends: the percentage of live births with triplets or more is now below 2%; the average number of embryos transferred has declined; and the percentages of cycles utilizing single embryo transfer is up.
SART President, Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD, commented, “Our latest numbers show our progress in decreasing the incidence of multiple pregnancies. In 2007, 1.8% of live births to patients under 35 were triplets or more; this is down from 6.4% in 2003. As our members continue their efforts in implementing ASRM-SART guidelines, we should see future improvements in patient care and outcomes.”
For 2007, 358 clinics reported data to SART on 132,745 treatment cycles, 40,050 of which resulted in the birth of 53,050 babies.
Data from all reporting clinics is aggregated in the National Summary Report showing the big picture of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the United States. To track trends, previous years’ reports can be accessed via a drop down box.
While all US fertility clinics are required to report outcomes data to the Centers for Disease Control, the members of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology have committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date information in a format that lets patients customize their focus.
At www.sart.org, patients can click on the yellow box, “IVF Success Rate Reports,” to search for SART member clinics in their area and view the clinics’ individual data. Each clinic’s report allows access to yearly data from 2003 through 2007 and details procedures the clinic offers with corresponding success rates. Prospective patients can use the site’s features to view clinic data organized according to the treatment types and diagnoses most relevant to them and with a click, can send a request for additional information.
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