Based on a study of IVF treatments from 2004-08, researchers with the Shady Grove Fertility Center in Maryland found the following results:
-- 192,991 eggs were retrieved in 14,324 IVF cycles;
-- 110,939 of the eggs were successfully fertilized;
-- Only 44,282 proceeded to develop into viable embryos.
-- Only 8,366 babies will be born from these embryos, and that is based on the premise that all the frozen embryos will be utilized.
As a result, only 7.5 percent of the eggs that are fertilized become children born alive, ASRM reported Oct. 26.
Compiled by Baptist Press Washington bureau chief Tom Strode.
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