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New SART Stats
Do you love number crunching? Then you will be very excited to know that the new Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates are available. This is the most up-to-date data with fertility clinic statistics from the year 2010.
What is SART data, and how does it differ from the IVF success rate data the Centers for Disease Control provides?
SART is the primary organization of physicians dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. SART IVF Success Ratesare compiled from the data provided by its member clinics, which are approximately 95 percent of the fertility clinics providing assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the United States. SART provides the data for its member clinics to the CDC. The CDC data is verified and includes data from non-SART member fertility clinics. The most recent data available from the CDC is for the year 2009.
IVF success rates are important, but it's not the best idea to compare fertility clinics based only on this information. Many different things can affect a fertility clinics success rate; for example, one clinic might insist a poor prognosis patient use egg donation at IVF, while another would try a different protocol for an attempt at IVF with her own eggs.
When you are doing your research on fertility clinics, ask the clinic for its statistics broken down by age and diagnosis. Then you can compare the fertility clinic's success against your own personal situation and diagnosis to get a better idea of your chances of coming home with a healthy baby!