treatment success is defined as the birth
of a healthy infant.
Major things that affect your chances of conceiving and carrying a
healthy pregnancy with or without treatment include maternal age, how long you
have been trying to conceive, and the cause of infertility. For more
information, see the What Happens section of the topic Fertility
Infertility clinic success rates vary depending on:
Some couples complete many cycles of infertility treatment before
they conceive or before they and their doctor decide that the treatment has
failed. Before you start any treatment for infertility, discuss it with your
doctor and set reasonable time limits for yourselves.
Lobo RA (2007). Infertility: Etiology, diagnostic
evaluation, management, prognosis. In VL Katz et al., eds., Comprehensive Gynecology, 5th ed., pp. 1001–1037.
December 7, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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