More than 77 Thousand Babies Born from IVF in 2019
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the United States’ primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is releasing its latest national and clinic-specific ART data. The preliminary national data set for 2019 shows 77,256 babies born resulting from 302,998 cycles performed during that year, an increase from the previous year’s number of 74,590 babies born from 279,288 cycles. 361 SART member clinics contributed to the report.
Increasing numbers of patients across all age groups continue to choose elective single embryo transfer (eSET), which critically decrease the risk of multiple births, with its use increasing to 75% of transfer cycles in 2019, up from 67.3% in 2018. Accordingly, among ART-conceived pregnancies, singleton births increased to 93% (2019) from 90% (2018) and twin births decreased to 7.0% in 2019 from 9.7% in 2018 and triplet births decreased to only 0.1% of all ART births in 2019, down from 0.2% in 2018.
SART President Valerie Baker, MD, said, “Each year, SART’s National Summary Report gives patients, professionals and the public the big picture view of the improvements and advances that have occurred in ART over the decades. We are proud of having created this resource in partnership with our member clinics. Their reporting makes it possible for us to accurately share these numbers.”