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ASRM and SART Respond to ART Linkage Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine

June 26 , 2012
by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Press Release

Leaders of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology reacted today to a new publication in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The article links the annual registry of assisted reproductive technology cycles with individuals to show the overall cumulative success rate of ART procedures to be 57%.
“This study provides patients with important and encouraging information” said Glenn Schattman, MD, President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. “While tracking outcomes by cycle started or single embryo transfer is a valuable method for assessing quality, having cumulative data linked to individual patients better estimates the prospect for success when they start a treatment cycle. SART and its member clinics have invested enormous time and resources into tracking outcomes data for decades, all with the goal of improving patient treatment,” Dr. Schattman concluded.
“Having the data to demonstrate that medically assisted conception can nearly match rates of natural conception is an important milestone,” according to Dolores J. Lamb, PhD President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, founded in 1944, is an organization of 8,000 physicians, researchers, nurses, technicians and other professionals dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive biology.  Affiliated societies include the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the Society of Reproductive Biologists. 

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