World collaborative report on in vitro fertilization, 2000

Fertil Steril. 2006 Jun;85(6):1586-622. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2006.01.011.


The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology's 7th World Report for the year 2000 analyzes wide variations in live and multiple birth rates from 49 countries and six regions by type of assisted reproductive technology, age, number of embryos transferred, and multiple births. More than 460,157 procedures resulted in delivery rate per aspiration for conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) of 18.6%; for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), 20.4%; for egg donation, 32.3% per transfer; and for frozen ET, 12.0% per transfer. Conventional IVF and ICSI twin rates were 26.9% and 26.2%, respectively, and triplet rates were 2.8% and 2.9%, respectively, for an estimated total of approximately 197,000 to 220,000 babies worldwide.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Birth Rate*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Internationality*
  • Multiple Birth Offspring / statistics & numerical data*
  • Population Surveillance
  • Pregnancy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
  • Pregnancy Rate*
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / statistics & numerical data*