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Assisted reproduction. Latest statistics

An ssisted reproduction Eurpean report has published  by The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) is the latest European statistics anf the 14th report, corresponding to the year 2010.

Data from 16 countries were included. A total of 267,120 assisted reproduction cycles were recorded, in a population of 219 million inhabitants, which is 1,221 cycles per million inhabitants.

For in-vitro fertilisation, the pregnancy rate rose from 29.2% in 2009, to 33.2% in 2010. These figures for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were 28.8% and 32.0%, respectively.

When frozen and subsequently thawed embryos were used, the rate was 20.3%. In egg donation cycles, the pregnancy rate per fresh transfer was 47.4%, and per thawed transfer was 33.3%.

The attitudes in the various countries differ as regards the number of embryos transferred, since one, two, three, four or more embryos were transferred in 25.7%; 56.7%; 16.1% and 1.5% of cases, respectively; as a result singleton and multiple pregnancies also varied, with singleton pregnancies being the most common (79.4%), followed by twin (19.6%) and triplet (1.5%) pregnancies.

 

 

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