2019 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic and National Summary Report: Preface

In 1992, the US Congress passed the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act. This law requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publish pregnancy success rates for assisted reproductive technology (ART) fertility clinics in the United States. (For more details about the law, see www.cdc.gov/art/nass/policy.html.) Since 1995, CDC has worked in consultation with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) to report ART success rates.

This report is based on the latest available data on the type, number, and outcome of ART cycles performed in US clinics.

The 2019 Assisted Reproductive Technology Fertility Clinic and National Summary Report has four major sections:

This section provides background information on infertility and ART; an explanation of the data collection, analysis, and publication processes; and links to resources for people experiencing infertility or people interested in ART.

This section provides information on how to access and interpret fertility clinic success rates presented online for each reporting fertility clinic in the United States. It provides an overview of services and a profile for each reporting fertility clinic, the characteristics of the patient population, and detailed explanations about success rates covering various aspects of fertility treatments.

The National ART Summary section displays ART results and success rates from data combined from all US clinics. The summary table and figures use ART data from all reporting clinics to answer specific questions related to ART use and outcomes.

Appendix A: Data Validation
This section provides information about this year’s data validation activities.

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
This section provides definitions for technical and medical terms used throughout the report.

Appendix C: ART Clinics
This section includes the names and addresses of all reporting fertility clinics, along with a list of clinics known to be in operation in 2019 that did not report their data to CDC as required by law.

Appendix D: Accessible Explanation of Figures
This section includes accessible explanations for figures for the 2019 National ART Summary section of the report.

Persons with disabilities experiencing problems accessing the ART National Summary Report file should contact ARTinfo@cdc.gov, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).