How successful are the treatments?

OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology specialist Dr. Lucidi discusses that while in vitro fertilization is still not 100% successful, physicians have seen success rates increase in recent years.




Julie:  How successful are these treatments now these days?  I mean, do couples have a lot of hope when they come to see you?
Dr. Lucidi:  They do. The treatments are getting better.  Every year the success rate with in vitro fertilization improves.  It is, unfortunately, not 100%, and it depends on the age of the woman, which is the reason as I mentioned earlier that if she is over 35, we recommend coming in sooner than the one year mark. In general, nationwide the success rate with in vitro fertilization is about 40%, so unfortunately it is not 100%.

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VCU Health System Women's Healthcare
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