With 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating infertility, The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine is a national leader in infertility care. Our success rates are as important to us as they are to our patients. In 2012, there were 370 clinics performing in vitro fertilization. The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine (UCRM) remains one of the select IVF clinics in the United States with success rates that far exceed the national average, particularly in light of the complexity of the cases we treat.
There are many factors that that affect success rates from clinic to clinic. Two important factors for women undergoing IVF using their own eggs are the age of the woman and testing that gives us further insight into ovarian reserve (eggs available). Success rates decline as ovarian reserve diminishes with age. Additionally, diminished ovarian reserve can occur in younger women. A number of treatment options can be considered in cases having diminished ovarian reserve. While the data reported does differentiate success rates by age, it does not differentiate success rates between patients with normal compared to diminished ovarian reserve. We feel patients are able to make the best informed decisions regarding treatment by understanding their ovarian reserve. The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine continues to be a leader in IVF success for both patients with normal and diminished ovarian reserve.
|Good prognosis patient||Patient age||<35||35-37||38-40||41-42||42 or more|
|Live birth rate||60%||46%||50%||0/4||0/2|
|Patient with low ovarian reserve*||Pregnancy rate||53%||43%||53%||1/2||0/0|
|Live birth rate||30%||43%||33%||0/2||0/0|
|* Patients with low ovarian reserve defined as needing gonadotropins dose in the upper 75th percentile (These patients needed high dose medication because of low ovarian reserve).|
The graphic displayed shows overall delivery rates per transfer for those with normal as well as diminished ovarian reserve (Figure 1). As seen, diminished ovarian reserve reduces the overall chances for success and depending on the mix of normal and diminished ovarian reserve patients in a given year the overall success rates can vary substantially (over 25 percentage points). We also allow patients to determine when and if they cancel a cycle in order to utilize their finances in the manner they feel is most advantageous to their goal.
|Freeze Type||Patent age||All Ages|
|Live Birth Rate||65%|
Programs like ours, with a long history of patient care, have large volumes of embryos frozen using techniques that were state of the art five to 15 years ago but now are known to be less effective than current vitrification techniques. Thus, we have provided current success rates for vitrification cycles for your review (Figure 2).
While success rates are an important factor in considering a fertility specialist, we also believe that the satisfaction of our patients, whatever the outcome of their fertility treatment, is equally important. We strive to deliver the best individual treatment plan and personalized care to all of our patients. The University of Utah’s health care system has been ranked in the top 10 of university health care organizations for the last three years. Additionally, we recently chose to publish all patient satisfaction comments to indicate our commitment to providing evidence-based, compassionate and cost effective care. Our first delivery is hope—in a friendly, professional, caring, evidence-based, time sensitive, convenient and cost effective manner.
Disclaimer: Our success rates may not contain all the information that a woman or couple needs to decide which ART clinic or procedure is best for their treatment. A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.