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How Much Does IVF Cost?

The cost of IVF treatments in the US isn’t cheap, and most people don’t consider it affordable, especially if their insurance plan doesn’t cover infertility treatments. How much does IVF cost? According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the average cost of IVF in the United States is $12,400 for a single cycle of […]

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Risks of Having Multiple-Fetus Pregnancies and Multiple-Infant Live Births from ART Cycles Using Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs

IVF After 45: Success Rates Using Donor Eggs

As women get older, they encounter more fertility problems. Women in their 40s and older have fewer high quality eggs, more problems conceiving children, and a higher risk of miscarriage during pregnancy. Even with IVF (in vitro fertilization) the statistics can be depressing: For women 44 and older, about 3.3 percent of IVF cycles using […]

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Outcomes of ART Cycles Using Fresh Nondonor Eggs or Embryos, by Stage and Age Group, 2008

IVF After 45: Success Rates Using Your Own Eggs

As women age, the reproductive quality of their eggs begins to decline, making it increasingly difficult for them to get pregnant naturally without IVF or IVF using donor eggs. In general, while women in their 20s and 30s have many good quality eggs and few problems conceiving, women in their 40s and older may want […]

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ICSI May Be Overused by IVF Clinics

IVF clinics may be overusing the fertility treatment known as ICSI, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. ICSI is a fertility treatment used to treat low semen count or poor sperm quality, two types of male infertility. To perform ICSI, laboratory specialists place a […]

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PGD and IVF Is No Riskier Than IVF Alone

Good news for aspiring parents at risk of passing on genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease to their children. According to a recently released study, children born from using PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) do not experience any more birth defects than those born without using PGD. PGD can help these couples identify […]

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Egg Harvesting to Preserve Women’s Fertility

Female fertility peaks when women are in their twenties. By their mid-thirties, female egg quality begins to deteriorate quickly as a natural part of aging. This poses problems for women who wait to have children, as their chances of conceiving are lowered as they age. According to the ASRM fact sheet Age and Fertility (PDF), […]

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