Age cuts IVF suc­cess

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - JACKIE SINNERTON

WOMEN over 40 hop­ing to use IVF have less than an 11 per cent chance of suc­cess in their first cy­cle, a study says.

The study pub­lished in the Med­i­cal Jour­nal of Aus­tralia is the first based on re­peated im­plan­ta­tion cy­cles.

The data found that while a woman un­der 30 has a 43.7 per cent chance of a birth af­ter one cy­cle of treat­ment, suc­cess rates for that age can be up to 92.8 per cent by the seventh cy­cle.

But the rate of suc­cess de­creases sub­stan­tially as women get older, and also as the cy­cle num­ber in­creases.

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