Fertility Success Rates

Facebook Censorship? – Our IVF Success Rates Page Has Been Deleted

Update 4/19 12:40 PM – Access to our Facebook page has been restored. Facebook had nothing to do with it being temporarily removed. Be careful with Business Manager access!

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We have maintained a Facebook page at https://facebook.com/ivfrates/ for several years. Last time I checked, we had close to 1,000 followers there. The primary purpose of that page was to announce when new IVF Success Rates were available and to bring attention to top performing IVF Centers in the United States on Facebook.

On Monday April 3rd, I noticed that the page was no longer available on Facebook. I’ve posted more about that here. No notice, no warning, just removed without a trace.

I reviewed the Facebook Page Terms to see if anything had changed which would be considered a violation. I sure don’t see anything.

Despite numerous technical support requests and bug reports, Facebook hasn’t made ANY response. I’ve waited over two weeks for an answer, explanation or resolution.

Given the timing, it seems like we are being intentionally targeted on Facebook.

The CDC has just released the preliminary 2015 IVF Success Rates which means that we are in the process of compiling the data and updating this site with the new list of top performing centers. Without our Facebook page, we lose a significant avenue to announce these new results.

This isn’t the first time we have faced censorship when educating patients about how to interpret IVF Success Rate Data, and it certainly won’t deter us in continuing what we do here.

Even if you don’t think patients should compare success rates from competing clinics, is it right for Facebook to destroy a page focused on helping those who want to learn more about this important aspect of IVF treatment?

If you have information, advice or insight as to how we can get our Facebook page back, please add a comment below or contact us directly. Thank you!

2014 IVF Success Rates Now Available

Fertility Success Rates Graphs

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest 2014 IVF success rate data. This is the sixth year we have published this data in a way that enables prospective patients to easily compare live birth rates between centers in their area.

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An Update on 2014 IVF Success Rate Data

As of April 5th 2016, SART has not released updated IVF success rate data. Their site still shows data from 2013, which is what we show here. On the other hand, the CDC has already released preliminary 2014 IVF success rates.

Historically, SART releases updated IVF success rate data by mid-March and the CDC follows in 3-6 months. Clinics are only required by law to submit data to the CDC. Submissions to SART are voluntary and require an expensive SART membership along with the requirement to abide by SART’s rules and regulations. In an effort to present the most current data, we have always chosen to use the SART data set. This year is different.

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SART Is Trying to Shut Us Down For Comparing IVF Success Rates

Note: This post is intended for physicians and other professionals working in the fertility industry.

Every year, SART makes a big push to contact fertility clinics listed on this website in an effort to scare them away from advertising or even linking here. They cite their advertising policy which prohibits “advertising/marketing that ranks or compares clinics or practices.”

They want to put us out of business.

I’ve already written about why I think IVF success rate data should be free from this restriction, so I won’t reiterate that here.

Instead, I’d like to focus on the futility and oppressiveness of SART’s continued attacks on this website.

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How (not) To Report Inaccurate IVF Success Rate Data

In any given year, approximately 50% of the IVF clinics that report to SART don’t like this site. We take a lot of heat from some of these clinics. We didn’t create this site for them.

This site was conceived and continues to operate for the benefit of patients who are confused about the data contained in the public reports published by SART and the CDC. Live Birth Rate Per Transfer certainly should NOT be the sole factor in choosing where to pursue fertility treatment, but it does give patients somewhere to start in a deeper examination of all of the available data.

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Rank Update February 25th, 2014

The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology has updated their annual IVF Success Rate report to include six centers that were unintentionally excluded from the initial report released 02/17/2014.

None of these new entries affects our comparative report of the Top 25 IVF Clinics in America.

Rankings at the state level, however, have been adjusted accordingly.

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2012 IVF Success Rate Data Released

The latest IVF Success Rates report is now available!

http://fertilitysuccessrates.com/report/United-States/women-under-35/data.html

The data in our comparative report comes directly from the Society For Assisted Reproductive Technology.

The new report shows a total of 165,172 cycles were reported by member clinics in 2012. The national average live birth per embryo transferred for women under the age of 35 was 47.1. Compare this to the top 25 clinics in the same age group where live birth rate is 82.4% – 62.5% and you start to see the difference between truly excellent and just average.

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Rank Updates Feb. 5, 2013

SART has updated their IVF Success Rate data to include new clinics. Accordingly, we have update our Top IVF Clinic Report to include this new data.

The following clinic were added:

Austin Fertility Institute, PA
Utah Fertility Center
Fertility Solutions, P.C. / Massachutsetts Fertility Center, L.L.C.
Gago IVF
Reproductive Gynecology, Inc.

Both Austin Fertility Institute and Utah Fertility Center now appear in the Top IVF Clinics in the United States for Women Under 35. As a result, two clinics that were previously listed in that report are now not. No other age groups were affected for the United States report.

2011 SART Data Has Been Released

SART has released the 2011 IVF Success Rates data and we have updated our list of Top IVF Clinics.

However, we noticed that the reports for several clinics were not yet updated for 2011. 

https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2268

https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2454

https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2143

https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2455

https://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=2210

We have excluded these clinics from our report of Top IVF Clinics in America until their data has been updated with SART.

Updates to 2010 IVF Success Data

Yesterday it was brought to our attention that SART updated their 2010 IVF Success Rates Report. It is not uncommon for them to do this periodically as corrections are made to the initial reporting. SART does not have a system in place to notify the public when such changes are made, so we are unsure when this new data was introduced.

In order to maintain the integrity of our index, we moved swiftly to identify the changes and incorporate them into our site.

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