Does In Vitro Fertilization Work?

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  • IVF was introduced in the United States in 1981.
  • Since 1985, when we began counting, through 2017

    1,204,594 babies

    have been born in the United States as a result of reported Assisted Reproductive Technology procedures (IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, and combination procedures).
  • IVF currently accounts for more than


    of ART procedures with GIFT, ZIFT and combination procedures making up the remainder.
  • The average live delivery rate for IVF in 2015 was


    per ART cycle--a little better than the 20% chance in any given month that a reproductively healthy couple has of achieving a pregnancy and carrying it to term.
  • In 2002, approximately


    in every hundred babies born in the US was conceived using ART and that trend continues today.
  • Find out more about Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
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National statistics are available from clinics that reported their data to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.