IVF Numbers 2012

The world’s number of IVF and ICSI babies has now reached a calculated total of 5 million

July 2012: At the 28th annual meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) in Istanbul Turkey, figures were presented showing… the number of babies born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies (ART), had reached an estimated total of 5 million (since the world’s first IVF baby…. Louise Brown, was born in July 1978).

Quote from Dr Anna Veiga, Chairman of ESHRE and Scientific Director, Dexeus University Institute, Barcelona

“Five million babies are a clear demonstration that IVF and ICSI are now an essential part of normalised and standardised clinical therapies for the treatment of infertile couples. Many aspects have changed since the early days of IVF, especially the results in terms of babies born, but there is still room for improvement. Our objective is the birth of single healthy baby and this can be achieved though the optimisation of both clinical and embryological performance.”