How does the success rate of IVF depend on age and the number of embryos?
In-vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF, is an assisted reproductive technology in which the eggs and sperms are fertilized in a laboratory before transferring them to the woman’s uterus. The procedure involves a series of steps and various cycles. The success rate depends upon the health and lifestyle of the patient. If you have a healthy body and follow a good lifestyle with a nutritional diet; the chances of a successful IVF rate increase. That being said, the quality of the sperm and egg also make considerable difference.
While it is difficult to predict the exact outcome of a treatment’s effectiveness, experts have conducted several researches and calculations to determine the estimated IVF success rate by age and embryos.
IVF SUCCESS RATES BY AGE
Age plays an essential role in determining the success of the treatment. It has been observed that the younger the woman, the higher the success rate of the IVF cycle. In India, the success rate of IVF varies from 30 to 35%, depending on factors such as a healthy BMI and an addiction-free lifestyle. In young women, the average IVF success rate is about 40% worldwide. Women under the age of 35 have a higher chance of success than older women. For women aged 40 and above, there are 20% chances for the IVF cycle to work. With every increasing year, the success rate keeps decreasing by 2-3%. Lastly, women at an age of 45 or above have only 3% chances of pregnancy through an IVF treatment and only 1% for natural conception.
IVF SUCCESS RATES BY NUMBER OF EMBRYOS
IVF treatment allows you to monitor how many embryos are implanted. Although it is common to implant multiple embryos during IVF to increase the chances of pregnancy, some patients prefer single embryo transfer. Few of the healthiest embryos are carefully picked and transferred to the uterus in this procedure. As per IVF research, the success rate of “single embryo transfer” is 45%, and that of “Double embryo transfer” is 42%. To conclude, the success rate for both single embryo transfer and multiple embryo transfer is more or less similar.
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