Some Factors Effecting IVF Success Rates

Among all the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) available, IVF and ICSI have the best success rates. Although IVF is a complex process and exact outcome of a couple cannot be predicted however, few of the factors that can improve the results are as follow:

  • Age:

IVF success rate decline with an increase in age and for this reason early intervention is advised.

  • Infertility duration:

It is seen that there is decrease in outcome results with increased duration of infertility

  • Cause of infertility:

The positive outcome of IVF increases in cases of tubal pathology, endometriosis, ovulation failure and male factor due to decreased sperm count or immotile sperms

  • Life style modifications:

Smoking and obesity are considered risk factors for infertility for both male and female. Quitting smoking and losing weight can help increase the result of IVF treatment


By -Dr. Saira Afzal

ACIMC Lahore, Coordinator (MBBS)

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