Friday, February 15, 2008


United States

The Costs According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine: the average cost of an IVF cycle in the U.S. is $ 12,400. “This price will vary depending on where you live, the amount of medications you're required to take, the number of IVF cycles you undergo, and the amount your insurance company will pay toward the procedure. You should thoroughly investigate your insurance company's coverage of IVF and ask for a written statement of your benefits. Although some states have enacted laws requiring insurance companies to cover at least some of the costs of infertility treatment, many states haven't.” “Also be aware that some carriers will pay for infertility drugs and monitoring, but not for the cost of IVF or other artificial reproductive technology. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association publishes a booklet called the "Infertility Insurance Advisor," which provides tips on reviewing your insurance benefits contract.”RESOLVE's website is at Success Rates “Success rates for IVF vary depending on a number of factors,including the reason for infertility, where you're having the procedure done, and your age. The CDC compile national statistics forall assisted reproductive technology procedures performed in the U.S.The statistics group together all procedures that constitute assisted reproduction technology (ART), including IVF, GIFT and ZIFT, although IVF is by far the most common.” The most recent report from 2000 found: “Successful pregnancy was achieved in 30.7% of all cycles. About 69% of the cycles carried out did not produce a pregnancy. Less than 1% of all cycles resulted in an ectopic pregnancy. About 11% of these pregnancies involved multiple fetuses. About 83% of pregnancies resulted in a live birth. About 17% of pregnancies resulted in miscarriage, induced abortion, or a stillbirth.”

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