Key Findings from the SART 2021 National Summary Report on ART

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is an organization that provides data-driven information about assisted reproductive technologies (ART) in the United States. Their annual National Summary Report is an important tool for those seeking fertility treatment or interested in the field of reproductive medicine. The 2021 report includes data from 377 fertility clinics in the U.S. and provides information on a range of ART procedures, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and frozen embryo transfers.

As we come out of the COVID-19 Pandemic and back into the full swing of Assisted Reproductive Technology, we are seeing that more people are taking advantage of the family-building options available to them.

– SART President Sangita Jindal, PhD, HCLD

Here are some of the key findings from the report:

  • In 2021, there were a total of 269,021 ART cycles performed in the U.S.
  • The majority of ART cycles (67.8%) used fresh, non-donor eggs.
  • The live birth rate per transfer for fresh, non-donor eggs was 42.9% for women under 35, 32.1% for women ages 35-37, 22.5% for women ages 38-40, and 8.5% for women ages 41-42.
  • Donor egg cycles had a higher live birth rate per transfer, with rates of 64.8% for women under 35 and 55.4% for women ages 35-37.
  • ICSI was used in 67.1% of fresh, non-donor egg cycles, while assisted hatching was used in 40.5% of cycles.
  • The use of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) increased in 2021, with 73.8% of clinics offering PGT for aneuploidy (a chromosomal abnormality) and 21.3% offering PGT for monogenic disorders (a single-gene disorder).
  • The average cost of an IVF cycle was $25,439, with an additional $5,337 for medications.

Overall, the 2021 National Summary Report provides valuable information for individuals and couples who are considering or undergoing fertility treatment. It highlights the success rates and usage of different ART procedures and trends in the field. The report can help patients make informed decisions about their treatment options and can guide healthcare providers in improving their practices.

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