Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists

Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists Shares Important Information Regarding IVF Success Rates


Chalfont, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/06/2015 -- Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists, an award-winning fertility clinic based outside of Philadelphia, frequently shares enlightening information about reproductive technology with its patients, in keeping with its patient-centered philosophy. Recently, the clinic shared information regarding a recent report on the success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments that used fresh embryos versus those that used frozen ones.

The report, released on MDLinx on September 17, 2015, gathers information from the Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2013 report, which was assembled by the University of New South Wales' National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit. The report compared the use and success rates of fresh versus frozen embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments from 2009 to 2013.

During this time period, success rates for IVF using fresh embryos consistently stayed at 23%. However, during the same time period, the success rates of IVF using frozen embryos improved considerably, rising from 18% to 23%. Furthermore, the use of frozen embryos in IVF saw a significant increase; in 2009, 39% of IVF treatments used frozen embryos, whereas, in 2013, 45% of IVF treatments used frozen embryos. The increase in usage and improvement in success rates is attributed to refinement of rapid freezing techniques.

Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists welcomes the information gathered in the report. Frozen embryos allow for greater reproductive flexibility for women who are struggling with infertility. The improved success rates in IVF treatments that use frozen embryos demonstrate that IVF technology continues to offer women more fertility options.

Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists provides women with multiple options, including artificial insemination, in its Philadelphia-area facility.

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About Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists
Dr. Annette Lee, M.D., the physician at Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists, is double board-certified in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology. After over a decade perfecting her clinical skills in some of the largest and most successful IVF centers in the US, she established PRS in 2009 with the goal of offering the same cutting edge care in a very patient-friendly environment. awarded Dr. Lee the "Patient's Choice" award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 based on exemplary patient reviews and rating. Dr. Lee was named by Castle Connolly as a "Top Regional Doctor" in 2014 and also named as one of's Top 10 Reproductive Endocrinologists.

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