15, January 2015: The UK fertility watchdog has just recently launched their findings relating to IVF cycles and success rates, revealing that in 2013, 49,636 women had a total amount of 64,600 cycles of IVF in the UK, with another 2,379 women having a total of 4,611 cycles of donor insemination. Data also exposes that the typical age of treatment is 35, with women over 45 ending up being quite a minority now, while the quantity of multiple births still dropping.
The report has exposed that over 66 % of women going through IVF treatment are aged 37 or under, while the typical age for treatment has stayed static at 35. Women over 40 are the minority of all patients being treated, with women aged over 45 accounting for only 2 % of IVF treatments, however according to the UK’s fertility watchdog report, most of the older women are now making use of donor eggs while attempting to get pregnant.
The new figures show that almost 50,000 women underwent a total of 64,600 IVF cycles in the UK last year, whereas in 2013, 49,636 women had a total amount of 64,600 IVF cycles. According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), an additional 2,379 women had a total amount of 4,611 donor insemination cycles, another boost on the previous year, nevertheless the actual success rate still stays set at around 25 %.
The report has likewise highlighted on that these new figures also reflect particular modifications in society. For example, the variety of IVF treatment cycles involving female couples has gone up by practically 20 % year on year, having actually increased from 766 treatments in 2011 to 902 in 2012. Meanwhile, donor insemination cycles including same-sex couples rose by virtually 15 %, from 1,271 in 2011 to 1,458 in 2012, nevertheless the HFEA has said that they just account for a minority of all treatments carried out.
Elsewhere, a health alert campaign to reduce multiple births has shown to have actually had excellent impact, with general numbers declining. Having a multiple birth (twins, triplets or more) is considered the biggest health danger associated with fertility treatment, so existing standards just enable a single embryo to be implanted at any one time. According to fertility experts, multiple births can put both the health of the mother and the unborn infants at risk, with the likelihood of twins or triplets being early and having a below average birth weight. The data has revealed that multiple births happened in 16.9 per cent of treatment cycles in 2012, a reduction of 18.8 % compared to 2011.
One nation where IVF success rates have actually grown, and where anonymous egg donation is permitted is Spain. A Leading IVF hospital in Spain has in fact produced a 68.8 % total maternity success rate per cycle, including fresh and frozen embryo transfers, throughout their 2013 Ivf-Icsi Programme, with all of the IVF success rates seen on their site.
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