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Assisted reproduction techniques – World low efficacy

The thirteenth report on the efficacy of assisted reproduction techniques worldwide, and the eighth produced by the International CommitteeforMonitoringAssistedReproductiveTechnologies (ICMART) has just been published (Fertility Sterility 103; 402-413, 2015). ICMART, previously known as the International Working Groups on Assisted Reproduction,has been publishing reports since 1989.

The latest assisted reproduction techniques report – ICMART report includes data on cycles performed in 2007, and children born in 2008.More than 1,251,881 assisted procreation cycles were assessed, from which 229,442 children were born. Of all the cycles initiated, 65.2% used intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

The delivery rate perfresh oocyte aspiration cycle was 20.3%, and when frozen embryos were transferred was 18.4%. The percentage of twin and triplet pregnancies was 22.3% and 1.2%, respectively.
One interesting fact is that the proportion of women aged over 40 years who used assisted procreation was 19.8%, up from 15.5% in 2006, which reflects the delay in motherhood that is occurring worldwide.
Analysis of these data reveal the still low efficacy of assisted reproduction techniques, which contrasts with the figuresgenerally provided by many of the clinics that offer these services.

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