Pregnancy rates in Europe

We present the pregnancy rates following IVF in European countries in 2009. The results were collated from the European IVF Monitoring Programme, EIM) that operates under the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). The results were published in Human Reproduction, official journal of ESHRE (EIM, A.P. Ferraretti et al., Hum Reprod. 2013 July;28 (9):2318-2331, 2013).
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This is the 13th   annual report of ESHRE, while the nine previous ones concern statistical data form the years 2001-2009. The data for 2009 were collected from 34 European countries and 1005 clinics. The quality of data differs from country to country and is not always complete.

For Greece, the data are derived from 4 IVF Units from a total of 50 and are collated by the Prof. Basil Tarlatzis, Professor of Obstetrics-Gynaecology and Human Reproduction at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Eugonia (with its present scientific composition) has participated fully in this annual registration of data since 1997.

We present three tables summarizing clinical pregnancies and live births rates resulting from IVF (Table 1), ICSI (Table 2) and Frozen embryos (Table 3).

Clinical pregnancy and live birth rates following IVF* in 2009

Country Aspirations Pregnancies /
aspiration %
Deliveries /
aspiration %
Austria 1128 29.1
Belgium 4377 27.1 19.6
Bulgaria 405 34.6 30.4
France 21123 23.9 18,9
Germany 11664 26.0 13.4
Denmark 6048 26.0 17.7
Switzerland 916 22.9 17.8
Greece 325 31.7 15.5
UK 17723 30.4 26.5
Ireland 1599 27.6 22.8
Iceland 275 18.9 14.5
Spain 3947 35.0 20.0
Italy 7323 24.0 15.6
Kazakhstan 691 35.3 26.5
Croatia 1416 21.0 14.5
Cyprus 282 31.9 47.9
Letvia 208 33.7
Lithuania 61 37.7
Montenegro 38 45.8 45.8
Moldova 241 39.4 34.9
Norway 2970 28.9 24.1
Netherlands 7896 27.8 20.5
Hungary 1187 30.5 17.6
Ukraine 2766 39.3 30.0
Poland 273 35.2
Portugal 1272 35.7 24.5
Romania 598 26.4 4.3
Russia 18243 34.4 20.4
Serbia 271 34.7 28.4
Slovenia 899 33.3 26,3
Sweden 5362 33.3 26.3
Czech Republic 2130 23.1
Finland 2511 29.0 21.7
F.Y.R.O.M. 615 41.8 31.2
126793 28.9 20.6

 
*IVF = in vitro fertilization

 

Note: Pregnancy rates of European countries are calculated over the total of treated women without age classification.

For IVF, the average clinical pregnancy rate is 28,9% per aspiration, ranging from 18.9 % to 45,8 % between different countries.

Table 2: Clinical pregnancy and live birth rates following ICSI* in 2009

Country Aspirations Pregnancies /
aspiration %
Deliveries /
aspiration %
Austria 4638 32,5
Belgium 13425 25.8 18,0
Bulgaria 1174 28.5 24.9
France 35111 24.4 20.8
Germany 37772 26.4 13.6
Denmark 5097 27.1 19.4
Switzerland 3936 25.4 18.8
Greece 1578 25.1 10.9
UK 22127 31.6 27.4
Ireland 1137 28.9 23.1
Iceland 188 29.3 26.1
Spain 26364 33.9 19.2
Italy 35920 22.8 14.7
Kazakhstan 250 30.8 21.2
Croatia 1683 23.8 22.6
Cyprus 920 39.3
Letvia 283 37.5
Lithuania 54 33.8 30.1
Montenegro 382 23,2 22,1
Moldova 355 40.8 34.9
Norway 3209 27.1 22.9
Netherlands 7657 32,9 24.6
Hungary 5028 32.9 24.6
Ukraine 3002 33.0 27.8
Poland 7468 36.9
Portugal 3151 28.6 22.0
Romania 314 29.9 22.0
Russia 13418 33.4 19.3
Serbia 909 34.7 27.7
Slovenia 1907 33.0 26.1
Sweden 5462 29.1 23.1
Czech Republic 9576 27.6
Finland 1913 30.1 21.6
F.Y.R.O.M. 1243 42.5 31.5
256651 28.7 19.3

 *ICSI = intracytoplasmic sperm injection

Note: Pregnancy rates of European countries are calculated over the total of treated women without age classification.

For ICSI, the average clinical pregnancy rate is 28,7% per egg aspiration, ranging from 22.8 % to 42.5 % between different countries.

Table 3: Clinical pregnancy and live birth rates following FER* in 2009

Country Thawings FER* Pregnancies /
thawing %.
Deliveries /
thawing %
Austria 511 26.4
Belgium 8409 17.1 12.1
Bulgaria 124 18.5 11.3
France 13.3
Germany 17913 18.5 11.3
Denmark 3116 16.8 10.7
Switzerland 3902 19.8 13.6
Greece 210 33.3 11.0
United Kingdom 9405 21.0 18.1
Ireland 744 18.8 15.3
Iceland 217 24.4 19.8
Spain 7901 25.8 13.1
Italy 1019 17.4 11.1
Kazakhstan 295 25.1 18.3
Croatia 218 31.7
Cyprus 142
Letvia 199 30.2
Lithuania 16 12.5  12.5
Montenegro 34 17.6 17.6
Moldova
Norway 2076 20.7 17.2
Netherlands
Hungary
Ukraine 1323 27.7 21.0
Poland 3534 23.2 13.7
Portugal 804 21.6 15.4
Russia 5456 24.9 12.0
Serbia
Slovenia 719 20.4 13.9
Sweden 4893 26.0 19.7
Czech Republic  8.3
Finland 4443 19,2
F.Y.R.O.M 18.1
Hungary 66 25.8 19.7
77799 20.9 13.3

*FER = Frozen embryo transfer

Note: Pregnancy rates of European countries are calculated over the total of treated women without age classification.

In the case of transfer of frozen embryos (FER*) the average clinical pregnancy rate is 20.9% per embryo transfer, ranging from 12.5% to 33.3% between different countries.