The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Wayne State University School of Medicine would like to announce our IVF success rates from 2009. We are proud to say that we have had a banner year. Please review the enclosed chart. You will see that 18/23 (78%) non-donor patients under the age of 35 who had an embryo transfer in a fresh IVF cycle achieved a clinical pregnancy as defined by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). In addition, all three patients who underwent a fresh donor egg IVF cycle achieved pregnancy. The numbers of embryos transferred in these two groups were 2.1 and 2.0, respectively. The overall combined success rate in fresh IVF cycles for ages 21-44 is 62 % with no triplet or higher order gestations.
We were also very successful with our frozen embryo transfer rates. Fifty-four percent (13/24) of women under the age of 35 who underwent a non-donor frozen embryo transfer achieved a clinical pregnancy. The overall success rate of patients undergoing non-donor frozen embryo transfer cycles in all age groups is 51 % with no triplet or higher order gestations.
Per SART policy we must state that “A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.”