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Columbus Fertility Clinic Success Rates
Every year, fertility clinics are required by law to submit their IVF success rates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This data is then compiled into the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Report. It takes the CDC three years to produce this report.
The ART Report is one of the most helpful tools for individuals and couples struggling with infertility and looking for a fertility clinic to help them conceive. The report includes personal data for each clinic, such as the types of diagnoses it treats and the percentage of women treated who suffer from these diagnoses. It also provides a list of what types of fertility treatment each clinic offers. Finally, the report provides in-depth success rates for each clinic, broken down by age of patient and type of procedure. It also includes data on how many multiple births are produced and how many embryos are transferred on average.
The CDC is considered the most complete research tool for couples weighing their fertility clinic choices, but the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) also distributes success rates.
Columbus Fertility Clinic Data
The following table uses data from 2007 to compare the success rates for IVF cycles performed with fresh, non-donor eggs in the fertility clinic in Columbus.
|Clinic Name||City||Number of Cycles by Age||Live Birth Rate By Age (%)|
|Ohio Reproductive Medicine||COLUMBUS||222||100||74||18||9||42.8||32.0||25.7||3 / 18||0 / 9|
Fertility Clinic Success Rates are Only One Part of the Equation
It is important to consider a fertility clinic’s success rates when comparing your choices, but they shouldn’t be used as the only criterion. Fertility clinics are very competitive when it comes to posting high success rates. In order to achieve higher success rates, some fertility clinics choose their patients selectively, and may not take on a patient with a condition that may make it especially difficult to conceive or sustain a pregnancy. When looking at this report, make sure you look carefully at each part of it. Does the clinic take on patients with your specific diagnosis? Does it boast a high success rate for women in your age group undergoing your same procedure? If so, this may indicate a clinic whose success rates may work to your advantage.
It is also important to look at other factors other than these success rates for fertility clinics. Potential IVF patients should personally visit each clinic they are considering, and ask questions while they are there in order to get a feel of the professionalism and ethics of the staff. Good questions to ask include how long the clinic has been in business, how many cycles are administered each year, the number of embryos typically implanted, and potential age restrictions on certain procedures.