All fertility specialists in the United States report and verify data on the outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures performed in their clinics over the calendar year. According to the success rates report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 231,936 ART cycles performed by 464 clinics in the U.S. during the last reporting period. The demand for the practice of ART has doubled over the past 10 years and 1.6 of all babies born in the U.S. were conceived using ART.
The most sought-after ART procedure is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). IVF involves the surgical extraction of a woman’s egg to be fertilized in laboratory – in vitro. After an embryo has cultured in vitro to a prime stage of development, it is transferred to the woman’s uterus through her cervix.
Yearly ART data on IVF success rates is a rich source of information for potential IVF patients. This data gives patients an idea of their average chances of pregnancy success through IVF. Read more: How to Read IVF Success Rates and Locate a Top Clinic