PubMed | Fertilitetsklinikken Sor
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke | Year: 2012
Assisted reproduction is traditionally regarded as effective when it results in a high pregnancy rate per started treatment cycle. For the patients, it is more interesting to know how high the probability is of giving birth during a full course of assisted reproduction treatment.Retrospective series of 546 patients followed for three years of assisted reproduction at a public fertility clinic.During the follow-up period, 347 of the patients (63.6%) gave birth by means of assisted reproduction. Of the 199 remaining patients, 70 (12.8% of 546) stopped treatment because they had completed the three treatment cycles that are covered by public funding. Thirty seven patients (6.8% of 546) conceived without assisted reproduction.Assisted reproduction at public fertility clinics in Norway is as effective as that in our neighbouring countries. Over the past 18 years, the effectiveness of assisted reproduction has increased by about 50%.