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How Many Babies Were Born From IVF?

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The first IVF birth, Louise Brown, was born in 1978 in Manchester, UK. The Committee for Monitoring ART (ICMART) annual collection of global IVF data estimates that since Louise Brown's birth in 1978 over 8 Million babies around the world have been born from IVF around the world.

Spain saw the most treatment cycles for assisted reproduction in Europe with 119,875, according to the most recent data from 2015.

There were 110,723 cycles of IVF, ICSI and egg donation in Russia, 96,512 in Germany and 93,918 in France to treat infertility.

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In April 2018, SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, released the latest national and clinic-specific data on assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs).

Preliminary data for 2016 show that 71,296 babies were born as a result of 242,618 cycles performed during that year, at 377 SART member clinics, continuing the steady increase of ART utilization in the United States.

Positive trends in ART practice have resulted in improved outcomes for mothers and babies. The use of elective single embryo (eSET) transfer increased to 42.2% across all age groups in 2016 from 34.5% in 2015. In 2016, each patient age group showed both increased eSET use and a decrease in average numbers of embryos transferred per cycle, from the previous year.

Fewer embryos per transfer led to a reduction in ART multiple births from 2015 to 2016. Of the babies born from 2016 cycles, 84% were singletons, 15.6% were twins, and 0.4% were triplets. These rates improve on 2015’s, in which 80.5% babies were singletons, 19.1% twins, and 0.4% triplets.


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