Our Success Rates
“The birth of a healthy baby is the only successful outcome”
At LGBT Fertility, we understand that having a baby is the one thing that matters most to you. We adhere to SART Guidelines in Reporting Treatment Outcomes.
When considering IVF, you need to have a complete understanding of the outcome results of any fertility center that you are looking at so that you can select the best clinic to help you have a baby. AT LGBT Fertility, our IVF success rates are among the highest in the U.S. Our state-of-the-art laboratory environment has led to excellent embryo quality and higher live birth rates.
The graph above shows LGBT Fertility live birth rates for 2006-2013. The data we report is live births (birth of one or more infants), plus clinical pregnancy rate, (cardiac activity on a sonogram or positive pregnancy test). We understand that what patients are most interested in is taking home a healthy baby. The Live Birth Rate per Transfer is the birth of one or more live babies as a result of an embryo transfer. This important piece of data offers insight into the probability of conceiving a child after a patient goes through egg retrieval and an embryo transfer.
At LGBT Fertility, we do not believe in eliminating any patients who have a “low chance” of becoming pregnant in order to prevent our statistical success rates becoming lower. Our priority is the health and welfare of our patients and not just in improving our statistics. We work with each of our patients to establish the best course of treatment. If you wish to first try a specific treatment option, understanding that there is a limited chance of success, we value that decision unless it is medically unsafe or inappropriate. For example, some patients might want to attempt an IUI before an IVF, or try to use their own eggs before moving to donor eggs.
LGBT Fertility is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Our center abides by all guidelines set forth by both institutions. LGBT Fertility is pleased to report its IVF treatment outcomes to SART. SART publishes an annual report for all of the registered IVF Centers in the U.S. This data is also reported to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
As indicated by SART, a comparison of clinic success rates may not be beneficial because treatment approaches and patient medical characteristics may fluctuate from clinic to clinic. When comparing success rates, there may be differences because of demographics between regions of the U.S. and discrepancies in the difficulty ranking of the patients treated.
The LGBT Fertility laboratory holds a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate of accreditation, registered and inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). A summary report for 2013 is available here.