Infertility plagues an estimated 9 million women. One in vetro fertilization (IVF) attempt costs between $12,000 and $15,000, and you have no guarantees of getting pregnant. For some, this is not even a consideration. And for others who choose to take the chance with in vetro fertilization (IVF), they will have 1 or more failed attempts– extremely expensive attempts. After going through the emotional roller coaster and hormonal imbalances that go with IVF, the treatment can be absolutely exhausting and depressing and your goal of getting pregnant still has yet to be achieved.
"Overall, roughly 71% of medically assisted fertility cycles fail annually."
- CDC 2012 -
By age breakdown the failure rates increase dramatically as women age:
35 and younger – 60% failure rate
35-37 – 70 % failure rate
38-40 – 80% failure rate (78 on cdc website)
41-42 – 90% failure rate (88 on cdc website)
43-44 –95% and higher failure rate
44 and older – 99%
Success rates for IVF depend on a number of factors, including the reason for infertility, where you’re having the procedure done, and your age.The CDC compiles national statistics for all assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures performed in the U.S., including IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT, although IVF is by far the most common; it accounts for 99% of the procedures.
The most recent report from 2009 found:
Pregnancy was achieved in an average of 29.4% of all cycles (higher or lower depending on the age of the woman).
The percentage of cycles that resulted in live births was 22.4% on average (higher or lower depending on the age of the woman).