The first large study of its kind has found that in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures are relatively safe and pose a low risk to women. Rarely fatal, complications occurred in fewer than 10 in 10,000 pregnancy attempts. That’s a 1 percent complication risk—reassuringly small. 1
For those requiring more than one IVF cycle, there’s even better news: The frequency of complications decreased with each IVF cycle.2
Published in the January 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the study used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National ART Surveillance System (NASS).