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New Method for Predicting IVF Success

Researchers Look at 52 Factors to Estimate Chances of Success From in Vitro Fertlization

IVF in the U.S.

About 1% of newborns born in the U.S. annually are IVF babies, according to Yao.

If fertility problems exist, she writes, IVF treatment ''offers the highest live birth rate per treatment cycle."

Even so, she says, the decision to pursue more treatment after the initial attempt fails is a difficult one due to high costs and an ''uncertain prognosis."

Her model, she says, aims to provide a tool that can provide both an evidence-based and personalized prediction of the chances of a live birth from an IVF cycle.

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