Success rate at IVF treatment

We are committed to continuous improvement. We have defined our quality goals based on what international expert groups believe is high quality, and we continuously compare our performance accordingly.

Our goal is to perform at a high international level, and we do. We are transparent and share insight into our results, as it has long been common in other countries than Norway.

There are many interesting statistics and an important measurement parameter is the number of clinical pregnant women per each embryo transfer. It is important to remember that if you do not succeed on the first try, you can try several times.

Under 30 years

Clinical Pregnant - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Clinical Pregnant - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus
30 - 34 years

Clinical Pregnant - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Clinical Pregnant - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus
35 - 39 years

Clinical Pregnant - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Clinical Pregnant - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus
40 years and older

Clinical Pregnant - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Clinical Pregnant - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Fresh cycles (IVF / ICSI)

  • Medicus

Positive Pregnancy Tests (hCG) - Frozen cycles (FER)

  • Medicus

What is the basis for these statistics?

The numbers for Medicus are from the period 1. January – 31. Desember 2017. Unfortunately, there are no publicly available figures from Norwegian clinics to compare with.

Definitions

  • A fresh attempt would be a complete IVF or ICSI treatment/cycle.
  • A frozen attempt means an embryo that was previously frozen is thawed and returned to the uterus for implantation. This is often referred to as FER, which stands for “Frozen Embryo Replacement.”
  • Positive hCG means a positive pregnancy test measured in a blood sample or urine sample.
  • Clinical pregnancy means a live pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. Week 7.

Why provide both positive pregnancy tests and clinical pregnancies?

It may be helpful for you to know what our actual pregnancy rate is, as there are clinics that report positive pregnancy tests as a measure of their quality. The most appropriate number to state is registered clinical pregnancies. We give you both so it’s easier to compare with other clinics.

How to compare the numbers?

If one were to compare the results of different clinics, it is important to be aware of what is being compared. Some state the number of positive pregnancy tests, others share clinical pregnancies (confirmed by ultrasound in weeks 6-7), or children born. The different numbers have their pros and cons, but the success rate tends to drop from positive pregnancy tests to children born. Be sure to compare apples with apples and oranges with oranges.

How many embryos are put back?

One important factor to consider is how many embryos the clinic puts back into the uterus for implantation. Putting back multiple embryos increases the likelihood of multiple-pregnancy pregnancies, which most European countries are trying to avoid.

What is the average age of the woman?

It can vary and significantly affect the results. At some public clinics, the woman’s average age may be down to 30 years, while private clinics may have an average age of up to 40 years. This effect is partially corrected when breaking up the numbers into age ranges.

Which group of patients does the clinic treat more often?

Private clinics often have many couples who have tried many times at public clinics first without success, and thus may be more difficult to get pregnant.

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