Review Shows Uptick In Assisted Reproduction Births, Drop In Multiples
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology has released its annual report on people who undergo in vitro fertilization and other treatments.
Los Angeles Times:
More Babies, Fewer Multiple Births, Are Resulting From Assisted Reproduction
2014 saw the birth of more babies than ever who got their start in the petri dish of a fertility clinic in the United States. In its yearly review, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology reported a total of 65,175 live births resulting from a variety of procedures -- up from 63,286 in 2013. Amidst growing concern about the numbers of twins and triplets born to women who undergo infertility treatments, the assisted reproduction industry also detailed its progress in driving down the rate of multiple births, and for the first time reported pre-term births among its patients. Some 78% of babies born to women who underwent such procedures as in vitro fertilization were singletons, up from 75.5% in 2013. (Healy, 4/12)