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ART Success Rates

The Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act (FCSRCA) of 1992 mandates that clinics performing ART annually provide data for all procedures performed to CDC. CDC is required to use these data to report and publish clinic-specific success rates. The first report, the 1995 Assisted Reproductive Technology Success Rates Report, was released in December 1997.

Data from U.S. clinics that provide Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services to treat infertility are a rich source of information about the factors that contribute to success—the delivery of a live-born infant. The report, and related materials on this Web site, gives potential ART users an idea of their average chances of success. Learn more about how to use CDC's ART Success Rates Report.

Annual ART Success Rates data are available as interactive National Summary Tables and Fertility Clinic Tables, downloadable PDF files, and as spreadsheets of clinic data. Choose the format that is most convenient for you.

 

Preliminary Data, 2014

Based on preliminary 2014 data from CDC’s National ART Surveillance System, there were 208,786* ART cycles performed at 460 reporting clinics in the United States during 2014, resulting in 57,332 live births (deliveries of one or more living infants) and 70,352 live born infants.  Of the 208,786 ART cycles performed in 2014, 35,424 were banking cycles in which the intent of the ART cycle was to freeze all resulting eggs or embryos for future ART cycles and for which we would not expect a resulting pregnancy or birth.  Although the use of ART is still relatively rare as compared to the potential demand, its use has doubled over the past decade.  Today, approximately 1.6% of all infants born in the United States every year are conceived using ART.  

*Note: This number does not include 26 cycles in which a new treatment procedure was being evaluated.

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Many people considering ART will want to use this report to find the “best” clinic. However, comparisons between clinics must be made with caution. Many factors contribute to the success of an ART procedure. Some factors are related to the training and experience of the ART clinic and laboratory professionals and the quality of services they provide. Other factors are related to the patients themselves, such as their age and the cause of their infertility. Some clinics may be more willing than others to accept patients with low chances of success or may specialize in various ART treatments that attract particular types of patients. For more information, see Important Factors to Consider When Using These Tables to Assess a Clinic and How to Read a Fertility Clinic Table.

Please send an e-mail to artinfo@cdc.gov to request hard copy of the ART National Summary Report. The ART Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report is available online only.

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View the latest U.S. Fertility Clinic Data

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