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2002 IVF Statistics Announced

http://www.cdc.gov/ART/index.htm. Key points to consider:

  1. Comparing IVF programs by published statistics requires some insight into why programs may or may not be different. For instance, in 2002 at Pacific Fertility Center, 33% of our patients undergoing IVF had a diagnosis of Decreased Ovarian Reserve, DOR, (a basal FSH level of 10 mIU/mL or higher). This percentage of patients with this diagnosis is one of the highest in the United States. (It is the highest in the nation for centers reporting over 300 IVF cycles per year.) This is a most difficult diagnosis to overcome and therefore PFC is proud that we were able to maintain such high levels of delivered pregnancy with one out of 3 patients undergoing IVF with DOR.
  2. Our high percentage of DOR patients confirms that we do not restrict the patients who pursue IVF to only those patients most likely to succeed. Despite this fact, PFC’s success rates continue to climb every year. We feel this steady improvement is due to continued innovation and strengthening of all aspects of our program.PFC performs a substantial volume of IVF and ovum donor cycles. This allows for better statistical accuracy of our data (strength in numbers) and we feel keeps all of us well-attuned to the practice of ART.
  3. PFC’s success rates with frozen embryo transfers approaches that of fresh embryo transfers. We have had a very strong freezing program for many years now and are proud of this. Our patients can avoid high order multiple pregnancies and increase the odds of having more than one child from an IVF cycle.

    If you have any questions about this data, please let us know. We’ll be happy to discuss them with you and estimate your individual chances of success.

Posted on February 21st, 2004

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