Success Rates

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May 19, 2016

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) reported that 65,175 live births resulted from fertility procedures in 2014—up from 63,286 the year before. SART has tracked and produced annual reports like these on the fertility industry since the mid-1980s. But starting with 2014 data, it redesigned the structure of its reporting, providing patients and health care professionals with new and more detailed information.

What’s Changed in the Reporting?

According to SART, transparency and clarity are underlying goals of the new reporting system.

Reflecting reality. Given many changes in how infertility is treated today, SART is striving to help patients better understand what’s involved in success rates. Increases in embryo cryopreservation, comprehensive chromosome screening, and single embryo transfer are more adequately captured by the new reporting system.

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April 29, 2016

San Francisco, CA - April 29, 2016 – The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) recently released fertility clinic data for 2014. Each year, reproductive endocrinologists are required to report in vitro fertilization (IVF) delivery rates to both the CDC and SART, the main organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of assisted reproductive technologies in the United States.

This year, SART’s report includes expanded information in a new format, making it easier to evaluate the full meaning of fertility success rates. For example, it now breaks out success rates into primary, secondary, and total embryo transfer attempts.

Among the 20 busiest fertility clinics in the U.S., in 2014 Pacific Fertility Clinic (PFC) reported very low twin and triplet rates and low pre-term and very pre-term delivery rates, while simultaneously maintaining excellent pregnancy and delivery rates.

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April 05, 2016

Long a proponent of elective single embryo transfer (eSET), Pacific Fertility Center was a leader with this technique when it was not widely used in the U.S.—perhaps even considered an anomaly. Now, the writing appears to be on the proverbial wall: A growing body of data on eSET tells an uplifting story for prospective parents undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). And a recent report from Japan adds even more favorable facts.

The retrospective study looked at more than 140,000 live births and more than 500 stillbirths conceived using reproductive technology in Japan between 2007 and 2012. During this time period, a new eSET policy increased the rate of eSET from nearly 53 percent to nearly 83 percent, while multiple pregnancies decreased from nearly 11 percent to just over 4 percent.

During this 5-year period:

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August 29, 2013

On August 1st, 2012 Pacific Fertility Center opened the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB), the first freestanding donor egg bank in northern California. The Pacific Fertility Egg Bank concept burgeoned in 2006 as a result of advancements in egg freezing technology. After much innovative work in the PFC Laboratory perfecting the freezing technique of 'vitrification', our first recipients of frozen donor eggs were pregnant in 2007 and delivered in 2008. Over the ensuing four years, additional research and refinement of laboratory techniques continued, resulting in the development of the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank.

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By Dr. Li
December 28, 2012

Comprehensive Chromosome Screening: Selecting Healthy Embryos

Comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) is an exciting new tool in the field of assisted reproductive technology (ART). We make CCS available to our patients who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). Previously known as pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), CCS can screen embryos for genetic problems prior to implantation. This helps ensure the transfer of the highest quality embryos.

By doing so, CCS helps: