The CDC develops and produces an annual report of fertility practices, co-authored by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in consultation with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.
To look up audited federal data on each clinic, look at the CDC Web Site.
The goal of the site is to help potential ART users make informed decisions about ART by providing some of the information needed to answer the following questions:
• What are my chances of having a child by using ART?
• Where can I go to get this treatment?
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), an organization of ART providers affiliated with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), has been collecting data and publishing annual reports of pregnancy success rates for fertility clinics in the United States and Canada since 1989. In 1992, the U.S. Congress passed the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act. This law requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to publish pregnancy success rates for ART in fertility clinics in the United States. Since 1995, CDC has worked in consultation with SART, ASRM, and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to report ART success rates.
The national report presents overall success rates and shows how they are affected by certain patient and treatment characteristics. Success rates can be reported in a variety of ways, and the statistical aspects of these rates can be difficult to interpret. As a result, presenting information about ART success rates is a complex task. This report is intended for the general public, and the emphasis is on presenting the information in an easily understandable form. CDC hopes that this report is informative and helpful to people considering an ART procedure.