IVF births in 2018 set a record

AGE FACTOR: A doctor said that couples who are trying to conceive should do so as early as possible and IVF treatment is best conducted before the woman is 34

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 19, 2020
By: Yang Yuan-ting / Staff reporter

In vitro fertilization (IVF) births totaled 10,236 in 2018, a record and an increase of 646 from a year earlier, National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) data showed.

With 180,656 babies born in 2018, about one in every 18 liveborn infants was from the IVF procedure, the data showed.

Taiwanese Society for Reproductive Medicine executive council member Chen Hsin-fu (陳信孚), who is a physician at National Taiwan University Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said that the situation in Taiwan is similar to the global trend.

Former society director Lee Hsin-yang (李新揚), who is superintendent of Usoon Fertility Center, said that IVF babies are as healthy as naturally conceived babies, so couples who are having fertility issues should seek medical advice as early as possible..    [FULL  STORY]

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