Every twentieth Child born in Israel during 2015 is a test tube baby according to Israel’s Ministry of Health 2015 data. 42 thousand fertility treatment cycles took place over the course of the year, up 21% compared to the ten-year average. Meanwhile, birth rate increased by 34% over the same period. Close to 90% of all treatment cycles resulted in an embryo transfer and approximately one in four led to pregnancy.
Over 10 thousand pregnancies from IVF procedures
IVF cycles were responsible for 10,278 pregnancies during the year – a 4% increase compared to 2014 and an impressive 27% increase compared to 2010. 7,508 (73%) of those resulted in birth, up 12% compared to 2014, and completing a whopping 34% increase in just half a decade.
Other noteworthy findings include an average of 1.2 children per birth (for a total of 8,816 newborns), making up roughly 5% of all babies born in Israel over the year.
Additional data provided by the IFA (Israeli Fertility Association) and Sheba Hospital’s Gertner Institute showed that among women under 35 every third cycle resulted in a birth, with patients aged 35-40 and 40-43 requiring on average 4.5 and 10 cycles respectively. Meanwhile, pregnancy rates for women over 43 were only around 4% (approx. 1 per 25 cycles).