The calculation made with a ‘high degree of confidence’ by ICMART was based on all registry data collected up to 2018, the addition of recently reported data from China, and estimates of the number of babies born from 2019 through 2022.
The global ART monitoring report, presented by David Adamson on behalf of ICMART, opened with the remarkable disclosure that cycles monitored in the 81 countries now supplying data totalled almost 3.5 million in 2019 and continue to grow. Right now, said Adamson, or at least in 2019, global cycle numbers are going up by around 6.7% per year.
The ICMART preliminary data also record that around 750,000 babies were born from IVF in 2019, which has now prompted a renewed calculation of IVF births with a total now culminating in more than 12 million. ‘We can say with a high degree of confidence that there have been at least 12 million IVF babies since the world’s first in 1978,’ Adamson said in an interview with ESHRE.
The calculation, he explained, was based on the complete ART delivery data collected by ICMART up to 2018 (around 10 million babies) and since then a reliable estimate of annual IVF births of some 750,000 births per year.
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