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When is ivf or in vitro fertilization treatment recommended ?

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Dr. Mary Zozulin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Infertility: Ivf today has 75% success rates and can be offered anyone who wants a pregnancy and baby even a single woman or surrogate woman for a male customer. Usually for a heterosexual couple who have tried for over a year and can find no reason for not conceiving or who have found an incorrect able problem will be able to conceive with ivf.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Varies - woman's age: The success rates go up to 75%-85% (youngest women or donor eggs +/- genetic screening) but they drop as a woman gets older. Success rates are as low as 1-2% for women 43-44 yrs., for example. We have reasonable tests that help us predict the success rate for a given couple. Both male and female factors are important. Rates vary between clinics. Check SART.org for good general information.

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Last updated May 31, 2015

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