CDC ART Report

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) monitors many different diseases and health outcomes. Today they released their report on Assisted Reproductive Technology for 2009 today. They have some 2010 data on their website, but the most recent formal report is todays 2009 publication. While the report seems out of date, live births are recorded so it takes time (e.g. someone who did anIVFcycle at the end of 2009 wouldnt have a live birth until mid to late 2010).

In 2009, a total of 146,244ARTprocedures were reported to theCDCand they resulted in 45,870 live-birth deliveries and 60,190 infants, or 1.4 % of U.S. births.

The full report can be readhere.

Its an interesting read on the trends inART, how it varies state by state (political undertones here!), and the outcomes ofARTpregnancies.