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56,790 Children Born in 2008 from ART; Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Releases Data from 2008 Clinic Outcome Reports

February 19 , 2010
by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Press Release

 Washington, DC - The most recent IVF Success Rate Reports from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) reflect that several important trends are continuing:  the 2008 data show the percentage of live births with triplets or more remains below 2%  while the percentage of cycles utilizing elective single embryo transfer has increased from 2007.

For 2008, 361 clinics reported data to SART on 140,795 treatment cycles leading to the birth of 56,790 babies.  While all US fertility clinics are required to report outcomes data to the Centers for Disease Control, SART President, James Goldfarb, MD notes, "SART members are committed to providing  patients  in the US with the most timely access to clinic data. A year's data collection is complete only when we have the birth outcomes for every ART cycle done that year.  The youngest babies whose births are noted in the report were born at the end of September 2009."

SART's format shows the data from all reporting clinics aggregated in the National Summary Report.  Individual clinic reports, as well as the National Summary Report, include a convenient drop down box allowing viewers to see previous years' reports; data from 2003 through 2008 are posted. Additionally, the clinic reports note procedures each clinic offers with corresponding success rates. Go  to and  click on "IVF Success Rate Reports," to check out the National Report or search for SART member clinics in your area.

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