02 Nov, 2017, 09:30 ET
VANCOUVER, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Multiple pregnancy rates dropped to their lowest level with IVF treatment in Canada, while clinical pregnancy rates remained high, according to results presented at the recent Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Meeting held in Vancouver, BC.
"We are proud to announce that the multiple pregnancy rate in Canada dropped below 10% for the first time since the CFAS and IVF Medical Directors undertook a commitment to the Assisted Human Reproduction Agency to reduce the multiple pregnancy rate in Canada, which was 32% at that time in 2009," said Dr. Albert Yuzpe, Chair of the IVF Medical Directors Group and Past President of CFAS. "9.7% is the lowest ever multiple pregnancy rate ever achieved with IVF treatment in Canada."
"Great strides have been made in tracking outcomes, which allows us to improve the quality of care provided to our patients," said Dr. Jason Min, President of CFAS. "CFAS will continue to engage all stakeholders, including fertility professionals, patients and governments to promote safe and effective fertility care for all Canadians."
For a complete statement outlining trends in the utilization of Assisted Reproductive Technologies by Canadians, including use genetic testing, fertility preservation, egg donation and surrogacy, visit the CFAS website at www.cfas.ca/public-affairs/media.
IVF Treatments and Outcomes 2016
- There were 15,344 cycles of IVF initiated, 55% of which were initiated in Ontario, 14% in Quebec, and 31% in rest of Canada
- There were 2,801 donor egg cycles (754 using fresh donor eggs and 2,047 using frozen eggs or embryos)
- There were 7,170 ongoing clinical pregnancies resulting ART (all ART cycles), 697 of which were multiple pregnancies
IVF Related Birth Outcomes 2015
- 6,379 babies were born from IVF treatment in 2015
- There were 5,658 singleton deliveries and 1,358 twin births
- The live birth rate per embryo transfer
- for women under 35 years of age – 40.6%;
- for women 35-39 years of age – 32.8%
- for women 40 years and older – 19.1%
SOURCE Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
For further information: Media Relations Contact: Mark Evans, Executive Director, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, 613-869-4396 (cell) or [email protected]
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