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2012 Assisted reproductive technology fertility clinic success rates report
  • Published Date:
    August 2014
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    English
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2012 Assisted reproductive technology fertility clinic success rates report
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    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Reproductive Health. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. ; ... More ▼
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    For many people who want to start a family, the dream of having a child is not easily realized; about 12% of women of childbearing age in the United States have used an infertility service. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been used in the United States since 1981 to help women become pregnant, most commonly through the transfer of fertilized human eggs into a woman’s uterus. However, for many people, deciding whether to undergo this expensive and time-consuming treatment can be difficult.

    The goal of this report is to help potential ART users make informed decisions about ART by providing some of the information needed to answer the following questions:

    • What are my chances of having a child by using ART?

    • Where can I go to get this treatment?

    The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), an organization of ART providers affiliated with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), has been collecting data and publishing annual reports of pregnancy success rates for fertility clinics in the United States and Canada since 1989. In 1992, the US Congress passed the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act. This law requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publish pregnancy success rates for ART in fertility clinics in the United States. (For more details about the law, see http://www.cdc.gov/art/Policy.htm.) Since 1995, CDC has worked in consultation with SART and ASRM to report ART success rates.

    The 2012 report of pregnancy success rates is the eighteenth to be issued under the law. This report is based on the latest available data on the type, number, and outcome of ART cycles performed in US clinics.

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. 2012 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report. Atlanta (GA): US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2014.

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