Age cuts IVF success
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.