SART IVF Success Reports Consolidate Nationwide Outcomes Data
As a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, SART, our Newport Beach fertility center and partner IVF lab report clinical outcomes and adhere to strict practice guidelines concerning assisted reproductive technologies (ART). The Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine, along with 90% of the nation’s leading fertility centers, provides a summary of the previous year’s data, which is compiled and released the following year.
IVF cycles that took place in the current calendar year will be released in the SART report in two years later to account for births.
SART collects data annually from fertility clinics across the nation. The organization then condenses this data into reports for each participating clinic.
Interpreting the SART Report
Reading a SART report helps patients become more informed before or during their IVF cycle. To help understand the purpose of SART reports, keep these factors in mind:
- The reports list both successful pregnancies within a clinic as well as live births. The number of pregnancies will be higher, as miscarriages can sometimes occur before birth.
- The reports only show the IVF success rates of procedures that involve the handling of both egg and sperm—in vitro fertilization, for example—for advanced reproductive technologies.
- SART maintains that its reports should not be used to compare clinics. Some clinics are more selective in accepting patients than others, which may lead to higher success rates due to their specific patient pool.
Fertility clinics vary widely in the number of cycles performed, specialty areas and access to advanced techniques and equipment. SART reports can provide a high-level glimpse into nationwide IVF success rates, but we recommend having a conversation with your fertility specialist about the best treatment options for your particular case.
See Our 2016 IVF Success Rates at SART here.
Contact us at the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine to inquire about our SART IVF success rates.