Clinics have a duty to report their success rates
Thanks to the 1992 Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act, clinics providing artificial reproductive technique (ART) services have a duty to report their success rates to a whole host of organs. This information is published by the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well. In addition to other legislation for the certification of fertility clinics, the Fertility Clinic Success Rate and Certification Act ensures that their functioning is fair and transparent. What does this mean for you? ART is defined by the CDC as any procedure in which your clinic handles both eggs and sperm. That basically refers to all forms of IVF ("Normal" IVF, as well as IVF with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI, and IVF in which donor eggs are used). People who are considering pursuing these fertility treatments can help decide how to choose a fertility clinic by looking up the success rate for that clinic. Of course, checking a clinic's success rates shouldn't be your sole way to decide whether a clinic is right for you, but it can sure give you some very valuable information.